First Vegetatively Propagated All-America Selections (AAS) Winners Announced

All-America Selections (AAS) began trialing vegetatively propagated varieties early this year and has now honored two impatiens that performed exceptionally well in AAS container trials for vegetatively propagated annuals with AAS Winner status.




The two Vegetative Winners are:

Impatiens ‘SunPatiens Spreading Shell Pink’
Impatiens ‘Bounce Pink Flame’ 

In addition, there are an impressive 10 seed varieties that have earned the AAS Winner designation:

Regional Winners are:
Pepper ‘Hot Sunset’ (Southeast, Heartland and Great Lakes)
Tomato ‘Chef’s Choice Pink’ (Southeast and Great Lakes)

National Winners are:
Basil ‘Dolce Fresca’
Pepper ‘Emerald Fire’
Pepper ‘Flaming Flare’
Pepper ‘Pretty ‘N’ Sweet’
Squash ‘Bossa Nova’
Squash ‘Butterscotch’
Petunia ‘Trilogy Red’
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,” says 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 and garden retail stores next spring, in time for the 2015 gardening season.

Source: All-America Selections