National Garden Bureau summer vegetable trials dates announced

National Garden Bureau summer vegetable trials dates announced

This year's event takes place from Aug.13-17 at eight different locations in California.

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April 9, 2018
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Downers Grove, Illinois – 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, 2018. Those breeders are listed below and on the Veggie Trials website. Modeled after the long-standing California 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, CA
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, 
bejoseeds.com/bejo-seeds-inc
PH: 267-838-0078
Dates: August 13-17, 2018
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins
Contact: Chelsey Lenczyk

2. PanAmerican Seed, Woodland, CA (Contact for location address)
Crops featured: Vegetables 
panamseed.com
PH: 541-914-5548
Dates: August 13 – 17, 2018
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Josh Kirschenbaum 

3. Sakata Seed America, 105 Boronda Road, Salinas, CA
Crops featured: Cool crops. 2018 AAS Edible/Vegetable and Ornamental Trials.
sakatavegetables.com
PH: 408.782.5379
Dates: August 13-15, 2018
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar 

4. Sakata Seed America, 13459 Country Road 100, Woodland, CA 95776
Crops featured: Warm crops
sakatavegetables.com
PH: 408.782.5379
Dates: August 15-17, 2018
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar

5. Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 4599 Mc Dermott Road, Maxwell, CA 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, August 17, 2018.
seedsbydesign.com & terraorganics.com
PH: 530-438-2126 for appointments on other dates
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

6. Seeds By Design/Terra Organics, 1024 Washington Street, Willows, CA
Garden Trials include: Lettuce, Early Fall Crops, Carrots, Basil, Flowers and Radishes and 2018 AAS Ornamental trial. 
Dates: Summer Garden Trials Luncheon on August 17, 2018 in Maxwell, CA.
seedsbydesign.com & terraorganics.com
PH: 530-438-2126 for appointments on other dates
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

7. Seminis/Monsanto Home Garden
Crops featured: Seminis Vegetable Trials, 2018 AAS Edible Trial and Ornamental Trials
37437 State Highway 16
Woodland, CA 95695
seminis-us.com/home-garden  
Contact: Casey Ganskie
PH: 509-380-1166
Dates: August 15-17, 2018
Tours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. RSVP to schedule a time

8. Syngenta at Syngenta Flowers, 2280 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA
Crops featured: In-ground and patio trials featuring tomato, pepper, squash, beans, cantaloupe and watermelon. 2018 AAS Ornamental Trial.
syngentafhg.com
PH: 408-847-7333
Dates: August 13-17, 2018
Contact: Jeannine Bogard or syngenta.flowers-1@syngenta.com