National Garden Bureau members host 2019 California Summer Trials
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National Garden Bureau members host 2019 California Summer Trials

The event is hosted by six participating breeders from Aug. 12-16, 2019.

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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 from Aug. 12-16, 2019. 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 spring, 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 is organizing the event on behalf of its members. As a bonus, many locations also host 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,
www.bejoseeds.com/bejo-seeds-inc
PH: 267-838-0078
Dates: Aug. 12-16, 2019
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins
Contact: Chelsey Lenczyk

2. PanAmerican Seed, Woodland, CA (Contact for location address)
Crops featured: Vegetables
www.panamseed.com
PH: 541-914-5548
Dates: Aug. 12 – 16, 2019
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Josh Kirschenbaum

3. Sakata Seed America, 105 Boronda Road, Salinas, CA
Crops featured: Cool crops. 2019 AAS Edible/Vegetable and Ornamental Trials.
www.sakatavegetables.com/
PH: 408.782.5379
Dates: Aug. 19-21, 2019
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar

4. Sakata Seed America, 13459 County Road 100, Woodland, CA 95776
Crops featured: Warm crops
www.sakatavegetables.com/
PH: 408.782.5379
Dates: Aug. 14-16, 2019
Appointments are mandatory, no drop-ins.
Contact: Jiana Escobar

5. Seeds By Design, 4599 Mc Dermott Road, Maxwell, CA 95955
Crops featured: Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, Cucumber, Melon, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Pumpkin, Watermelon, Herb and Sunflower.
Dates: Summer Trials and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
www.seedsbydesign.com  
PH: 530-438-2126 for appointments
Contact: Miles Rogers or Susan Birdseye

6. Seminis/Monsanto/Bayer Home Garden
Crops featured: Vegetable Trials, 2019 AAS Edible Trial and Ornamental Trials
37437 State Highway 16
Woodland, CA 95695
www.seminis-us.com/home-garden
Contact: Tyler Ash
PH: 530-631-9927
Dates: Aug. 12-16, 2019
RSVP to schedule a time

7. 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. 2019 AAS Ornamental and Edible Trials.
www.syngentafhg.com
PH: 408-847-7333
Dates: Aug. 12-16, 2019
Contact: Jeannine Bogard or syngenta.flowers-1@syngenta.com

8. In addition, NGB Member American Takii is holding a Sunflower Open House in August:
www.takii.com/
PH: 630-885-6579
Contact: Allison Zeeb
Date: Open house on Aug. 13, 2019, but visits welcome Aug. 12-16, 2019.
Appointments are not mandatory but are appreciated.