2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Mountain Merit F1
Regional Winner (Heartland)
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Cucumber Parisian Gherkin F1
Regional Winner (Northeast, Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Gaura Sparkle White
National Winner
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Lettuce Sandy
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Chef's Choice Orange F1
National Winner
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Radish Roxanne F1
National Winner
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pak Choi Bopak F1
Regional Winner (Northeast, Great Lakes, Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Fantastico F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Ornamental Pepper NuMex Easter
National Winner
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Sweet Sunset F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Heartland, West/Northwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Giant Ristra F1
Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Mama Mia Giallo F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Penstemon Arabesque™ Red F1
Regional Winner (Heartland, Mountain/Southwest, West/Northwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Eggplant Patio Baby F1
Regional Winner (Northeast)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Petunia African Sunset F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Cucumber Pick a Bushel F1
Regional Winner (Heartland, Great Lakes)
2014 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Angelonia Serenita™ Pink F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Osteospermum Akila® Daisy White F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pumpkin Cinderella's Carriage F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Great Lakes, Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Cucumber Saladmore Bush F1
Regional Winner (Southeast)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Radish Rivoli
Regional Winner (Southeast, Heartland, West/Northwest)
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Sunflower Suntastic Yellow with Black Center F1
Regional Winner (Great Lakes)
2014 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Impatiens New Guinea Florific™ Sweet Orange F1
National Winner
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Bean Mascotte
National Winner

AAS Display Garden Feature

Raker Trial Gardens

10371 Rainey Road, Litchfield, MI 49252

In addition to their All America Selections Flower and Vegetable Display Garden and AAS Trial site, C. Raker & Sons, Inc. has a variety of areas including:

·        Breeder Sponsored New Variety Row, Hanging Basket, Large Container areas

·        Breeder Display Beds

·        Objective Comparison Trials

·        Landscape Floral Displays

·        Perennial Overwintering Trials

·        Hort Couture Gardens

Covering over five and a half acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Raker uses their Gardens to evaluate new varieties in side-by-side comparisons and to research existing varieties. The 2014 Raker Trial Gardens contain over 2,100 unique plant varieties and well over 65,000 individual plants. The Gardens provide valuable trial information to the horticulture industry.

C. Raker & Sons, Inc. one of the United States’ premium horticulture suppliers, is the leading commercial wholesaler of custom-grown plugs and liners in North America. Through both seed and vegetative propagation, Raker supplies more than 3,000 unique plant varieties to greenhouses and nurseries around the planet.

Raker is a third generation family business that welcomes the public to their colorful displays from mid-July through August then shares the data with horticulture professionals and the gardening public. During this time the Gardens are open to everyone who loves flowers including garden clubs, master gardeners, 4H and FFA organizations, church organizations, and local visitors.

If you can’t make it to the Raker Trial Gardens, all trial data is available and their clever designs can be enjoyed on their website by selecting the Gallery.

1999 Gold Medal Winner

Zinnia Profusion Orange

Grower and Retailers: AAS Winner tags and labels are available from these suppliers:

John Henry

MasterTag

United Label and Sato 

Customizable bench cards are available from:

Garden Center Marketing