Mar 28, 2020  Week: 13


Mar 9, 2020
Preview California Spring Trials 2020

PanAmerican Seed is once again welcoming guests to its California Spring Trials location March 28-31, 2020. The annual CAST event extends up and down west-coast USA where visitors can get a first look at brand-new plants for retail 2021. For a sneak-peek at some of the key varieties we’ll have on display, read our preview below ...

Foliage Celosia Sol™ Collection
Foliage celosia brings color and texture to containers and gardens. The Sol Collection launches with two varieties that produce relatively fast with no Downy mildew issues. Both hold well at retail and expand the options for consumers looking for sun-loving accent plants. Gekko Green is a recent Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.

Petunia Easy Wave® Rose Fusion
Always a standout in the petunia market, the Easy Wave series lets you bring in a wide array of decorator colors, like new Rose Fusion. The mid-rose colored blooms have a deep rose veins. It was named by our Wave Fan Club! Its 9-hour short-day flowering requirement creates early-season opportunities.

Echinacea Artisan™ Collection F1
Our new Artisan Collection elevates seed Echinacea to offer consistency of plant structure for uniform and highly branched, full plants. It also provides uniformity of flowering – all plants are ready to sell at the same time. Available in Red Ombre and Soft Orange.

(Indoor) Cherry Tomato Siam
The new Kitchen Minis collection includes potted vegetable plants you can grow inside on a sunny windowsill or counter without an outdoor garden. Consumers can grow and harvest their own vegetables all year round. Siam is a cherry tomato that provides sweet fruit for recipes. This determinate variety lets them enjoy handfuls of fruit over a couple of weeks.

CAST20 is hosted at the Ball Horticultural Company research facility in Santa Paula, Calif. For more details and to reserve your visit to our location visit You can also browse the new 2021 introductions at our website here or by downloading the free CAST | Mobile app at The App store or Google Play store.

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