Just received a Festival Mini Gerbera along with news about the Raker Gerbera Trial. It's Raker's second annual fall trial. Six breeders (Sakata, Syngenta, Global Flowers, Kieft, Northern Innovators and HMA Plants) have provided their top genetics for side-by-side comparisons of almost 200 varieties.
This kind of trial allows you to take a step back and reevaluate genetics. I was surprised there wasn't more of this at Pack Trials when I attended in 2007. It's a great service to you.
So here's the information on the trials -- Oct 20-24, 9am to 5pm each day in Litchfield, Mich. And here's a link to Raker's trial site. And the logo's pretty cool, too.