Spring is for CAST By Heather Machovina

The must-attend California Spring Trials will take place at the end of March.

Come experience this year’s latest variety introductions at the 2023 California Spring Trials. From March 29 to April 2*, breeders will display their best varieties for 2023. This year, 10 locations throughout California will be hosting more than 35 breeding companies, making this a significant industry event you don’t want to miss.

Check out the exhibitor listing for this year’s locations and participants, along with details for each trial location.

If you are planning to attend the 2023 California Spring Trials, make sure to reserve times to visit each location at www.2023cast.com. Look out for the March issue of GPN, where we will give you a sneak peek at what introductions breeders will have on display at the event this year. I look forward to seeing you there.

*Dates and times are subject to change.

Exhibitor Listing

Address: 4860 Monterey Road, Gilroy
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact email: dana-fer@danziger.co.il
Phone number during event: 616.899.2197

Syngenta Flowers
Including ThinkPlants
Address: 2280 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact email: syngentameetings.us@one10marketing.com
Phone number during event: 800.427.1896

Benary and Benary+
Address: 195 Paulsen Road, Watsonville
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from
March 29-April 1, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 2
Contact email: cast@benary.com
Phone number during event: 815.529.0759

Suncrest Nurseries
Including Cohen, Hishtil, Jaldety, Kamel, Nir, Prudac and Pure Line Seeds
Address: 400 Casserly Road, Watsonville
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact email: susan.liou@globalplantsource.com
Phone number during event: 718.715.6369

American Takii
Including HilverdaFlorist and Sahin
Address: 301 Natividad Road, Salinas
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact email: springtrials@takii.com
Phone number during event: 831.443.4901

Sakata Seed America
Including Kientzler
Address: 105 Boronda Road, Salinas
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact email: ssicard@sakata.com
Phone number during event: 408.763.9485

Dümmen Orange
MARCH 29-31
Address: 1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact email: cast@dummenorange.com
Phone number during event: 720.670.9885

Santa Barbara Polo Club
Including Green Trade Horticulture, Pacific Plug & Liner, PlantHaven, Southern Living, Sunset Plant Collections, Suntory and Vivero Internacional
Address: 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact email: jeanette.bett@planthaven.com
Phone number during event: 805.570.7974

Ball Horticultural Co.
Including Ball Ingenuity, Ball FloraPlant, PanAmerican Seed, Kieft Seed, Selecta One, Darwin Perennials, Morel Cyclamen and Burpee Home Gardens
Address: 335 S. Briggs Road, Santa Paula
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact email: springtrials@ballhort.com
Phone number during event: 630.588.3187

Green Fuse Botanicals
Including Beekenkamp, Hem Genetics, Schoneveld, Vitroflora and Westhoff
Address: 8220 Stockton Road, Somis
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact email: crodriguez@green-fuse.com
Phone number during event: 805.933.5599

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