California Spring Trials

Centauria ‘Imperialis The Bride’ from Sahin

California Spring Trials hot topics and trends of the 2024 event

Our industry is always evolving, and keeping up with the latest trends helps keep business up and consumers happy. The California Spring Trials is my yearly refresh to see what breeders have been working on... more »

Dahlia 'LaBella Medio Fun Flame' by Beekenkamp

Editor’s Letter: Labor updates

Labor challenges continue in the industry. We wanted to find out how growers are currently holding up and what they are doing to combat the issues.  GPN’s labor survey report found that 45% of participants... more »

Westhoff CAST 2024

Virtual walking tour of Westhoff at CAST 2024

Visiting all the breeders at California Spring Trials is my favorite way to kick off spring! Seeing the colors and characteristics in color and discussing the varieties in person with the specialists is an unmatched... more »

CAST 2024 new variety preview

I can’t wait to share the new varieties and trends breeders are showcasing this year at CAST. We will be visiting every location and every breeder to find out what options growers will have for... more »

Dümmen Orange will setup 2024 CAST display at new location

Dümmen Orange is busy preparing to exhibit for the upcoming California Spring Trials (CAST) 2024 with a new location this year. Center of Effort will host Dümmen Orange in Arroyo Grande, California, from 8:00 a.m.... more »

Editor’s letter: Events and new varieties

The 2024 California Spring Trials event is so close! This month, many of us will be absorbing the eye candy of new introductions and improved genetics breeders will offer in 2025. So many colors, textures... more »

CASTing into spring

Have you had a chance to visit with top breeders and learn about the new varieties being released next year? If not, there is nothing like touring beautiful California and visiting 10 locations and 35... more »

Finding the favorites at CAST 2023

Keeping up with consumer trends, making sure varieties are easy to produce for growers and can withstand environmental conditions to please consumers, bringing new colors and textures to gardens — it’s what CAST is all... more »