CAST23 Recap and Virtual Walkthru
Another great California Springs Trials (CAST) thanks to everyone who travelled to our location this year.
It was a whirlwind of excitement as plenty of new varieties from PanAmerican Seed were showcased, along with our new logo. Check out the products that created abuzz in Santa Paula below. And if you missed it in person, we invite you to scroll down for an incredible tour to virtually browse through our displays like you were right there at CAST23.
Petchoa Caliburst™ Yellow
The exhuberance of Caliburst was almost palpable as we introduced this first petchoa from seed! Its vibrant colour comes from calibrachoa and the cold-durable production and short daylength derive from Wave® Petunias. Although it performs like a vegetative variety, it has the flexibility of seed and combines amazingly in mixed containers.
Impatiens Beacon® Lipstick and Pearl Island Mixture
We finally have the high-demand, strong colour Lipstick among our many varieties that offer high resistance to Impatiens downy mildew. This new shade is redder than Rose with a similar flowering time.
As for the new intro: Pearl Island Mixture, Beacon now has a mix with a tropical look and feel. It features a new Blue Pearl variety that is not yet sold separately.
Spreading Petunia E3 Easy Wave® Sweet Taffy Mix
Visitors loved this combo with its sweet mix of colours that say: “Hello, Spring!” Featuring Pink Cosmo, Yellow, and Rose Morn, which is not yet available separately. Perfect in hanging baskets, Sweet Taffy Mix has a uniform, holding plant habit and easy spreading colour with superior performance all season long.
Cuphea Sweet Talk™
This heat-loving cuphea series offers three vivid bloom colours and a more refined plant form compared to competitors. It’s also a natural source of nectar and pollinator friendly attracting both bees and hummingbirds.
Kitchen Minis™ Cucumber Quick Snack
Meet Quick Snack! We’re excited to introduce this new class of edible potted vegetable with the launch of this cocktail-sized cucumber. It’s parthenocarpic, which means it doesn’t require pollinators to set fruit. The best part is that it’s ready to harvest in just four weeks from direct sow. Just right for growing indoors or on a balcony.
Interactive Virtual Tour
See an amazing 360-degree view and interact with plant tags throughout our videos, downloads and information on the best new varieties from PanAmerican Seed at CAST23.