Apr 4, 2018
California vegetable trials scheduled in August

What is a now a yearly tradition, vegetable breeding companies dealing in the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days. This event is hosted by six participating breeders in eight locations from Aug. 13-17. Those breeders are listed below and on the Veggie Trials website. Modeled after the long-standing CA Spring Trials that are held annually in California during the month of April, attendees will have the opportunity to visit breeder company trial sites throughout the state in the middle of August.

Customers, growers, seed companies and the media should contact each company below 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 our members. As a bonus, many locations are also host to the All-America Selections Edible trials.

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

  1. Bejo Seeds, Oceano, California

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,

http://www.bejoseeds.com/bejo-seeds-inc

PH: 267-838-0078

Dates: Aug. 13-17

Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins

Contact: Chelsey Lenczyk

  1. PanAmerican Seed, Woodland, California (Contact for location address)

Crops featured: Vegetables

www.panamseed.com

PH: 541-914-5548

Dates: Aug. 13-17

Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.

Contact: Josh Kirschenbaum

  1. Sakata Seed America, 105 Boronda Road, Salinas, California

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

http://www.sakatavegetables.com/

PH: 408.782.5379

Dates: Aug. 13-15, 2018

Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.

Contact: Jiana Escobar

  1. Sakata Seed America, 13459 Country Road 100, Woodland, California 95776

Crops featured: Warm crops

http://www.sakatavegetables.com/

PH: 408.782.5379

Dates: Aug. 15-17, 2018

Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.

Contact: Jiana Escobar

  1. Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 4599 Mc Dermott Road, Maxwell, California 95955

Crops featured: Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, Cucumber, Melon, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Okra, Sweet Corn and Beans.

2018 AAS Edible/Vegetable Trial

Dates: Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 17.

www.seedsbydesign.com & www.terraorganics.com

PH: 530-438-2126 for appointments on other dates

Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

  1. Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 1024 Washington Street, Willows, California

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

Dates: Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on Aug. 17, in Maxwell, California

www.seedsbydesign.com & www.terraorganics.com

PH: 530-438-2126 for appointments on other dates

Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

  1. Seminis/Monsanto Home Garden

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

37437 State Highway 16

Woodland, California 95695

www.seminis-us.com/home-garden

Contact: Casey Ganskie

PH: 509-380-1166

Dates: Aug. 15-17

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

  1. Syngenta at Syngenta Flowers, 2280 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, California

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

www.syngentafhg.com

PH: 408-847-7333

Dates: Aug. 13-17

Contact: Jeannine Bogard or [email protected]

For more information about this program and/or membership in National Garden Bureau, please contact Diane Blazek.





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