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 Aug. 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:
Aug. 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
Crops featured: Vegetables
Crops featured: Cool crops. 2018 AAS Edible/Vegetable and Ornamental Trials.
Crops featured: Warm crops
Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 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
Garden Trials include: Lettuce, Early Fall Crops, Carrots, Basil, Flowers and Radishes and 2018 AAS Ornamental trial.
Crops featured: Seminis Vegetable Trials, 2018 AAS Edible Trial and Ornamental Trials
Tours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Please RSVP to schedule a time.
Crops featured: In-ground and patio trials featuring tomato, pepper, squash, beans, cantaloupe and watermelon. 2018 AAS Ornamental Trial.