All-America Selections Announces the first Vegetatively Propagated AAS Winners
After more than eighty years of trialing only seed-propagated varieties, All-America Selections (AAS) began trialing vegetatively propagated varieties early this year. With the 2014 trial season now completed, AAS is pleased and honored to grant the AAS Winner status to two impatiens that performed exceptionally well in the AAS container trials for vegetatively propagated annuals.
The two Vegetative Winners are:
Impatiens SunPatiens® Spreading Shell Pink
Impatiens Bounce™ Pink Flame PPAF ‘Balboufink’
In addition, there are ten seed varieties that have earned the AAS Winner designation:
Regional Winners are:
Pepper Hot Sunset F1 (Southeast, Heartland and Great Lakes)
Tomato Chef’s Choice Pink F1 (Southeast and Great Lakes)
National Winners are:
Basil Dolce Fresca
Pepper Pretty N Sweet F1
Pepper Flaming Flare F1
Pepper Emerald Fire F1
Squash Bossa Nova F1
Squash Butterscotch F1
Petunia Trilogy Red F1
Salvia Summer Jewel White
“The AAS Judges, Board of Directors and staff are extremely excited to enter this new phase where we are now representing a wider cross section of the horticulture industry. This ushers in a whole new facet of our national trialing program.” states AAS President Ron Cramer.
With this announcement, these varieties become available for immediate sale. Brokers and growers can purchase these varieties immediately. Consumers will find these Winners for sale in the coming months as supply becomes available from suppliers. AAS Winners will also be available as young plants in lawn & garden retail stores next spring, in time for the 2015 gardening season.
A complete list of trial grounds and judges can be found here.
A complete list of all AAS Winners since 1932 can be found here. Note that the AAS Winners are now sortable by Flowers from Seed, Flowers from Cuttings and Vegetables.
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