What is AAS?
All-America Selections (AAS) is a non-profit organization that conducts confidential and impartial trials of
new, never-before-sold annual ornamentals, perennials and vegetables throughout North America.
Each fall, we accept new variety entries that have not yet been introduced to the market.
Then, entries are trialed in more than 50 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Currently available comparison
varieties are grown side-by-side with the entries for a one-to-one comparison of garden performance,
earliness, flower or fruit size or any other characteristic important to the home gardener.
Our 80+ Trial Judges are horticulture professionals at universities, public gardens, extension offices,
seed companies, breeding companies, retailers and commercial growers. They VOLUNTEER their time
to do these trials and judge each entry on its garden performance.
Only the best trial performers, those that are superior to their comparisons, are declared AAS Winners.