TAG: California Spring Trials

2012 California spring trials preview

March 11, 2012By

By Jamie J. Gooch When Glenn Goldsmith opened his greenhouse to show off his new varieties to customers in 1967, he could not have predicted it would start the ball rolling on what would become the California Spring Trials. Visitors who preregister for the trials can make their way from Gilroy, CA (where the Goldsmith family began the trials and... read more

Planning for the California Spring Trials

February 12, 2012By

The horticulture industry’s annual road trip of new varieties takes place next month. The displays have been designed, the speakers have been booked and the new plants are being prepared for their close-ups at this year’s California Spring Trials. The spotlight will shine on 17 stops along more than 400 miles of California highway and byways from March 24-31. Plants... read more

California Spring Trials wrap-up

May 1, 2010By

The California Spring Trials showed off up-and-coming varieties and plant trends. From Gilroy to Encinitas and all the stops in between, the new and yet-to-be-released cultivars were on display for a week in April during the 2010 California Spring Trials. Growers, retailers and landscapers who want to know what’s new and what’s next attend the annual event. This year’s displays... read more

Miles of trials: Newest culitvars to be displayed

January 1, 2010By

Each spring since 1965, plant breeders and marketers have put their latest cultivars on display for a week in California. The event has grown steadily, and this year more than 40 companies will give visitors a preview of what will be available in 2010 and beyond. Though originally geared toward growers, the trials now are attended by representatives from many corners... read more