Apr 6, 2018
NGB Members to Host California Summer Vegetable Trials

Six vegetable breeding companies dealing in the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments will host the Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days. This event will take place August 13-17, at eight locations .

The breeding companies are listed below and on the Veggie Trials website. Modeled after the long-standing California Spring Trials that take place every April, attendees will have the opportunity to visit breeder company trial sites throughout the state in mid-August.

Customers, growers, seed companies and garden writers should contact each company to arrange their visit. Please note that not all stops are open all days. Visits will focus on observing new varieties in a field or garden setting and learning about new breeding and marketing opportunities from respective hosts.

National Garden Bureau, the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, is pleased to organize and publicize this event on behalf of its members. As a bonus, many locations also host All-America Selections Edible trials.

Individual companies hosting a Field Day or Open House during August are:

August 13-17, 2018
Bejo Seeds, Oceano, California, phone: 267.838.0078
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins
Contact: Chelsey Lenczyk

Crops featured: Cabbage (Chinese, Red, Savoy, White), Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Cucumber, Endive, Fennel, Gherkin, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Onion, Parsley, Pak Choi, Peppers, Radish, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tomato, Zucchini

August 13 – 17, 2018
PanAmerican Seed, Woodland, California (Contact for location address), phone: 541.914.5548
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Josh Kirschenbaum

Crops featured: Vegetables

August 13-15, 2018
Sakata Seed America, 105 Boronda Road, Salinas, California, phone: 408.782.5379
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar

Crops featured: Cool crops. 2018 AAS Edible/Vegetable and Ornamental Trials.

August 15-17, 2018
Sakata Seed America, 13459 Country Road 100, Woodland, California, phone: 408.782.5379
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar

Crops featured: Warm crops

Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on Friday, August 17, 2018
Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 4599 McDermott Road, Maxwell, California; phone:  530.438.2126 for appointments on other dates
www.seedsbydesign.com & www.terraorganics.com
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

Crops featured: Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, Cucumber, Melon, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Okra, Sweet Corn and Beans and 2018 All-America Selections (AAS) Edible/Vegetable Trial

Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 1024 Washington Street, Willows, California, phone:  530.438.2126 for appointments
www.seedsbydesign.com & www.terraorganics.com
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

Garden Trials include: Lettuce, Early Fall Crops, Carrots, Basil, Flowers and Radishes and 2018 AAS Ornamental trial.

August 15-17, 2018
Seminis/Monsanto Home Garden, 37437 State Highway 16, Woodland, CA 95695, phone: 509.380.1166
Contact: Casey Ganskie

Crops featured: Seminis Vegetable Trials, 2018 AAS Edible Trial and Ornamental Trials

Tours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Please RSVP to schedule a time.

August 13-17, 2018
Syngenta at Syngenta Flowers, 2280 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, California, phone: 408.847.7333
Contact: Jeannine Bogard or [email protected]

Crops featured: In-ground and patio trials featuring tomato, pepper, squash, beans, cantaloupe and watermelon. 2018 AAS Ornamental Trial.


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