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2012 AAS Winners

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  • 1. All-America Selections 2012 Winners
  • 2. Ornamental Pepper ‘Black Olive’ AAS Flower Winner
  • 3. Ornamental Pepper ‘Black Olive’  Genus species: Capsicum annuum  Common name: Ornamental Pepper  Unique qualities: Attractive purple foliage, fiery hot edible fruit, nice as cut flower  Flower size: 0.4 inches  Flower Color: Pale purple  Foliage Color: Deep purple  Fruit color: Purple maturing to red  Plant height: 18 to 20 inches  Plant spread: 12 to 15 inches  Garden location: Full sun  Days from sowing seed to flower: 98 days  Closest comparisons on market: ‘Pretty in Purple’ and ‘Black Pearl’
  • 4. Vinca ‘Jams ‘N Jellies Blackberry’ AAS Flower Winner
  • 5. Vinca ‘Jams ‘N Jellies Blackberry’  Genus species: Catharanthus rosea  Common name: Annual vinca, periwinkle  Unique qualities: Novel flower color in vinca  Flower size: 2 inches  Flower Color: Deep purple  Foliage Color: Deep green  Plant height: 12 to 16 inches  Plant spread: 12 to 16 inches  Garden location: Full sun  Days from sowing seed to flower: 63 to 66 days  Closest comparisons on market: ‘Victory Blue,’ ‘First Kiss Blueberry,’ and ‘Viper Purple’
  • 6. Salvia ‘Summer Jewel Pink’AAS Bedding Plant Winner
  • 7. Salvia ‘Summer Jewel Pink’  Genus species: Salvia coccinea  Common name: Hummingbird sage, Scarlet sage, Texas sage  Unique qualities: More compact, earlier  Flower size: 1/2 inch  Flower form: Spike  Flower color: Light pink  Foliage color: Green  Plant height: 20 inches at most  Plant spread: 16 inches  Plant type: Dwarf, branching  Garden location: Full sun  Garden spacing: 10 to 12 inches apart  Days from sowing seed to flower: 50  Closest comparison on market: ‘Coral Nymph’
  • 8. Pepper ‘Cayennetta’AAS Vegetable Winner
  • 9. Pepper ‘Cayennetta’  Genus species: Capsicum annuum  Common name: Chili Pepper  Unique qualities: Very compact habit with dense foliage  Fruit color: Green matures to glossy red  Foliage color: Dark green  Fruit shape: Tapered bayonette  Fruit size: Length 3 inches, Weight 0.18 oz  Plant height: 24 inches  Plant width: 20 inches  Plant type: Compact bush habit  Garden location: Full sun  Garden spacing: 2 feet apart  Days from sowing seed to harvest: 97 days  Closest comparisons on the market: ‘Andy F1,’ ‘Gusto Purple F1’ and ‘Apache F1’
  • 10. Watermelon ‘Faerie’AAS Vegetable Winner
  • 11. Watermelon ‘Faerie’  Genus species: Citrullus lanatus  Common name: Watermelon  Unique qualities: Early fruit setting, globe shape, light yellow rind with crisp pink-red flesh, high sugar content  Fruit size: 4 to 6 pounds  Fruit shape: Deep globe 7 inches x 8 inches  Fruit color: Light yellow rind with pink-red flesh  Plant type: Spreading vine  Plant width: 11 ½ foot spread  Garden location: Full sun  Garden spacing: 8 to 10 feet  Disease tolerances: Can tolerate general diseases and insects  Days from sowing seed to harvest: 72 days  Closest comparisons: ‘Golden Crown’, ‘Vanguard’ and ‘New Queen’

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