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February 2013   

Ornamental News


  • Price Break
    Book your ornamental orders before July 1, 2013, and we will honor our 2012 pricing!
  • Cyclamen Trials
    Headstart Nursery, along with the Hortus Group, hosted the 2013 Cyclamen Trials in January at our Castroville, CA facility. Customers, vendors and breeders had a unique opportunity to evaluate and compare over 400 varieties of Cyclamen. The trials were so popular, we extended the trial dates from January 7 through 30.
  • Prefinished Availability
    In addition to our online plug and liner availability, we now also offer a separate availability listing for prefinished product. Call (408) 842-3030 or send email to book your orders today!
  • Ellepots
    We are proud to announce that our Cyclamen and Gerbera programs are now available exclusively in Ellepot trays. Ellepots are self-contained plugs made of degradable paper in a 128 round cell styrene tray. Growing these crops in Ellepots will save time and labor in the greenhouse, cut down on growing time, and improve shipping, as plants grown in Ellepots stay intact even if removed from the liner during transit.

Our Newest
Little Sprout

Special congratulations to Accounting Manager Emily Angotti and her husband Matt on the birth of their first child.

Daughter Amanda Marie arrived on February 27, 2013 — a wonderful birthday present for her proud mom — and just in time to make the February newsletter!

California Spring Trials: April 6-11, 2013

Spring Trials

Spring is almost here! Be sure to make Headstart Nursery one of your stops during California Spring Trials. We are proud to partner with Danizger “Dan” Flower Farm to showcase some of the highest-quality plants in the industry, including many exciting new varieties.

2013 Trials will be held at Headstart Nursery in Gilroy, April 6th through 11th. Reservations are recommended for large groups. For more details, see our Spring Trials web page.

Here We Grow Again...

New Greenhouse Under Construction

Headstart recently added 64,000 square feet of greenhouse space to meet our ever-expanding production needs. We added 13,000 square feet in Gilroy and 51,000 square feet in the desert.

Viva Las Vegas!

Welcome to Las Vegas

On January 19th, members of Headstart Nursery's Sales and Management team (Steve Costa, Mike Bushman, Lisa Branco, Doug Iten, Daniel Clerou and Michael Cardenas) attended the Western Watermelon Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas. Headstart Nursery was a sponsor of the 2013 event.

Watermelon growers, shippers, distributors, and related service providers to the watermelon industry gathered at the New York, New York hotel for an informative and educational experience. Guest speakers included Dr. Trevor Suslow, an Extension Research Specialist in Plant Sciences at UC Davis; Bill Stoveman, Executive Director of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA); and Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, Presdient & CEO of Produce for Better Health Foundation.

For more details about the Western Watermelon Association, visit their website at

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