Trial seeds

Joyseeds place a high priority on getting a first-hand look at varieties we offer to growers.
We recently planted our 2018 trials with the following crops: onion;melon; cabbage; cucumber; and specialty tomatoes; and watermelon. Additional trials on our farm will look at sweet corn, pumpkins and chinese cabbage.

The varieties grown are a select group of commercially available products along with experimental varieties that may be available in coming years. Additionally, breeders will have us look at varieties that are even earlier in their life cycle. They use our feedback to either advance a variety to the next phase or decide to go back to the drawing board.

Our farm trials often confirm that the top recommended varieties are the top for a reason. They have also given us an early look at up and coming varieties and it is likely that a few new things from this trial will make it in to our 2019 catalog. As trials are completed throughout the summer we will update results on the news section of our website. Recap summaries will also be printed in our 2019 catalog.

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