California Spring Trials

New Ownership at PlantHaven International

Robert Bett and Jeanette Bett, two long-term team members of PlantHaven International, recently purchased the agency from founders Geoff Needham and Maureen Needham. Collectively, they bring 55+ years in managing breeding portfolios on an international... more »

salvia trial

A Salvia Showdown

Wow, there are a lot of salvia varieties! This factor was one of our main motivations in choosing salvia for our yearly comparison trial where we feature a single genus. It is a top-selling genus... more »

2021 California Summer Trials

Coming to a Garden Near You …

ANNUALS Angelonia Angelissa Sakata The new Angelissa series offers three uniform complementary colors. Angelissa varieties are ideal component plants in combinations. The large flower spikes make a statement on strong, sturdy stems. Angelonia Serafina Westhoff... more »

California Spring Trials

2022 CAST Dates Set

Preparations for the 2022 California Spring Trials are underway as the premier breeder trade event is set to take place Wednesday, March 30 through Sunday, April 3, 2022. The breeding companies participating in California Spring... more »

CAST is Calling

Are you planning on attending the California Summer Trials (CAST) next month? After a COVID-canceled 2020, the former California Spring Trials is moving to the summer and will take place June 23-27 at nine different... more »

Dümmen Orange to Roll Out Better Together Combos at CAST ’21

Dümmen Orange plans to unveil its new “Better Together” plant combinations at CAST 2021. The “Better Together” program allows more flexibility for growers to mix and match select plants for a perfect pairing that not only... more »

Danziger to Drop Out of CAST

Danziger has announced that the company will rework the way it brings new introductions to market. "Looking at our processes through the customers' eyes, keeping in mind that we need to come to market in... more »

Burpee pepper

New Edible Varieties For 2021

In June and July, we reported on the new ornamental introductions that made their debut during the virtual California Spring Trials this year. This month, we’re sharing the new home-garden crops to add to your... more »

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