2014 California Spring Trials
Saturday, April 5 – Thursday, April 10, 2014

The California Spring Trials is an annual weeklong event held at various locations throughout the state. The event is a launching ground for some of the newest plant varieties, signage and packaging products, and merchandising programs and concepts. In addition, many locations include PGR experiments, outdoor trialing, and technical information and help.

If you are interested in visiting any of the locations, it is recommended (and sometimes required) that you make a reservation. There is no fee to participate. Click here to visit the online reservation system to schedule your appointments.

The official dates are through April 10 but the closing date may vary at some locations (as noted). Most locations are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Participating companies organized by trial region. 


1. Dümmen NA, Inc.   2. HGTV HOME Plant Collection
    (at Edna Valley Vineyard)
    2585 Biddle Ranch Road
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Contact: Sarah Hayes
    Email: shayes@agricolamanagement.com
    Tel: (615) 457-0000
3. Floranova 4. Westhoff, Skagit, PAC-Elsner, Beekenkamp, Terra Nova, and Plug Connection
    (at Windmill Nursery)
    925 West Highway 246
    Buellton, CA 93427
    Contact: Christine Labrador
    Email: christine@plugconnection.com
    Tel: (760) 731-0992 ext. 119
5. Ball Horticultural Company
    Includes Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Ball Ornamentals, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Pro Seeds, PanAmerican Seed, Morel Diffusion, Nature's Source, and Selecta First Class.
    335 South Briggs Road
    Santa Paula, CA 93060
    Contact: Karen Lance
    Email: klance@panamseed.com
    Tel: (630) 588-3187
6. Dümmen NA, Inc
    Includes Ecke, Fides, Oglevee, and Oro
    15245 Telegraph Road
    Santa Paula, CA 93060
    Contact: Diane Surette
    Email: d.surette@dummengroup.com
    Tel: (630) 212-1276

7. Green Fuse Botanicals, Inc. (includes others)
    Includes Ecke Ranch and Fides Oro, Inc.
    15245 Telegraph Road
    Santa Paula, CA 93060
    Contact: Lorena Castro-Craven Email: lcc@green-fuse.com
    Tel: (310) 458-3580

8. EuroAmerican/Suntory
    (at Ventura Botanical Gardens)
    398 Ferro Drive
    Ventura, CA 93001
    Contact: Ginny Williams
    Email: CAST2014@pweuro.com
    Tel: (888) 323-0730 ext. 237
9. GroLink Plant Company, Inc. (includes others)
    Includes Athena Brazil, Flamingo Holland, Florensis, Florist Holland, Hort Couture, and PlantHaven
    4107 West Gonzales Road
    Oxnard, CA 93036
    Contact: Adri Howe
    Email: adri@grolink.com
    Tel: (800) 451-6319


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1. Proven Winners

    (at the Chaminade Resort and Spa)
    1 Chaminade Lane
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    Contact: Kerry Meyer
    Email: kerry@provenwinners.com
    Tel: (573) 477-9420

2. Syngenta Flowers 3. Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
    (at Headstart Nursery)
    4860 Monterey Road
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    Contact: Sharon Israel
    Email: Sharon@danziger.co.il
    Tel: (877) 249-9705
4. Pacific Plug & Liner and Cultivaris
    Includes Cohen, Hishtil, Jaldety, MPS, Schwartz Nursery, and Sunset Western Garden Collection. New this year, Cultivaris!
    750 Casserly Road
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    Contact: April Herring
    Email: packtrials@ppandl.net
    Tel: (831) 768-6319
5. Ernst Benary of America
    195 Paulsen Road
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    Contact: Ann Robson
    Email: arobson@benary.com
    Tel: (831) 288-2803

6. Speedling, Inc. (includes others)
    Includes ABZ Seeds, Florensis, Greenex USA, Inc., Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan, and Vista Farms
    750 Casserly Road
    2640 San Juan Highway
    San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
    Contact: Kathy Enders
    Email: kenders@speedling.com
    Tel: (630) 391-2832

7. Golden State Bulb Growers
    3060 Hiltop Road
    Moss Landing, CA 95039
    Contact: Valerie Hunter or Teresa Lopez
    Email: info@goldenstatebulb.com
    Tel: (831) 728-0500 ext. 254
8. American Takii (includes others)
    Includes OHP, Inc.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    Contact: Julia Paul
    Email: jpaul@takii.com
    Tel: (831) 443-4901

9. Sakata (includes others)
    Includes MasterTag
    103 Boronda Road
    Salinas, CA 93907
    Contact: Elaina Ross
    Email: eross@sakata.com
    Tel: (408) 782-5398

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