The ASCFG National Cut Flower Trials are recognized as the only national cut flower evaluations in the United States. Growers in all zones test new annual, perennial and woody cut flower for hardiness, yield, stem length and marketability. Breeders and suppliers rely on these Trials as an integral part of their cultivar development and evaluation process. Data are compiled by Dr. John Dole at North Carolina State University, where postharvest testing is also done. Find complete seed, perennial and woody trial information at the NCSU site.
If you're interested in serving as a Trialer, please contact Judy Laushman at
The results of the 2014 Trials are published in the Winter 2015 issue of The Cut Flower Quarterly. If you're not yet an ASCFG member, we're happy to send you a copy of this issue.