If you haven’t heard, the California Spring Trials is now the California SUMMER Trials because the event has been moved from March/April to June.
Why the date change? The event’s traditional date has always been a busy time for the seed and plant broker reps and for their customers. Plus, growers and retailers will have a better opportunity to attend. Lastly, the later date also helps in assuring the event takes place, as the longer it's delayed, the better likelihood it won't be cancelled due to COVID-19.
So far, the breeding companies currently set to participate in the new Summer Trials next year include: Ball FloraPlant, Beekenkamp, Cohen, Danziger, Darwin Perennials, Dümmen Orange, Green Fuse Botanicals, Hem Genetics, Hishtil, Jaldety, Kamel, Kieft Seed, Monrovia, Nir Nurseries, PAC Elsner, Pacific Plug & Liner, PanAmerican Seed, PlantHaven International, Prudac, Royal van Zanten, Sakata, Schoneveld, Selecta One, Suntory Flowers, Syngenta, Takii, Think Plants, Vivero Internacional and Westhoff. (Of course, Proven Winners had already dropped out of Trials).
Stay tuned for an updated trials stop schedule with corresponding maps.