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All-America Selections trials new, never-before-sold varieties then grants the AAS Winner designation only to those that exhibit superior garden performance. Plant these AAS Winners for proven success in your garden!

All-America Selections trials new, never-before-sold varieties then grants the AAS Winner designation only to those that exhibit superior garden performance. Plant these AAS Winners for proven success in your garden!

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  1. 1. All-America Selections 2015 Winners
  2. 2. Dianthus Interspecific Jolt Pink F1 2015 AAS Bedding Plant Winner
  3. 3. Dianthus Interspecific Jolt™ Pink F1 Genus species: Dianthus barbatus interspecific Common name: Interspecific Dianthus Unique qualities: Highly durable - stands up to hot summer conditions and continues to flower without setting seed, very showy, shocking summer color. Flower size: Flower umbel of 4.33-4.72 inches Bloom time: Late Spring to frost Plant height: 16 to 20 inches Plant spacing: 10 to 14 inches Plant type: Annual, semi-hardy to zone 7 or milder Garden location: Full sun Weather tolerance: Cold, heat, rain and wind Closest comparisons on market: Amazon F1 Rose Magic, Noverna Coral, Barbarini Rose
  4. 4. Impatiens Bounce™ Pink Flame PPAF ‘Balboufink’ 2015 AAS Vegetative Ornamental Winner
  5. 5. Impatiens Interspecific Bounce™ Pink Flame PPAF ‘Balboufink’ Genus species: Impatiens hybrida Common name: Interspecific impatiens Unique qualities: Completely downy mildew resistant, this impatiens will last from spring all the way through fall in sun or shade. Available in plant form only. Flower size: 1 1/8 inches Bloom time: Spring to first frost Plant height: 14 to 16 inches Plant width: 14 to 20 inches Plant type: Annual Garden location: Sun or Shade Disease resistance: Downy Mildew Closest comparisons on market: Celebration Rose Star and Magnum Blue
  6. 6. Impatiens SunPatiens® Spreading Shell Pink 2015 AAS Vegetative Ornamental Winner
  7. 7. Impatiens Hybrida SunPatiens® Spreading Shell Pink Genus species: Impatiens x hybrida hort Common name: SunPatiens ® Unique qualities: Breeding breakthrough: robust, sun loving, heat loving impatiens that thrive in full sun or part shade spring through fall. Available in plant form only. Flower size: 2 to 3 inches Bloom time: Early spring through hard frost Plant height: 22 to 32 inches Plant width: Up to 36 inches in the garden Plant type: Annual Garden location: Sun or shade Disease resistance: Downy mildew Closest comparisons on market: NGI Sun Harmony Pink, SunPatiens® Compact Blush Pink
  8. 8. Petunia Tidal Wave Red Velour F1 2015 AAS Flower Winner
  9. 9. , Petunia Tidal Wave Red Velour F1 Genus species: Petunia x hybrida Common name: Petunia Unique qualities: Unique velvety red color in a super-size plant for big, bold 3D color. Plants fill big spaces and climb over walls and fences covering a large area quickly and beautifully. Flower size: 2 to 2.5 inch blooms Bloom time: Summer to frost Plant height: Up to 32” tall if planted 12” apart, or a low ground cover if planted 24” apart Plant width: Spreads up to 5 feet across Plant type: Annual Garden location: Full sun to part shade Weather tolerance: Cold, heat and rain Closest comparisons on market: Ramblin’ Red, Tidal Wave Cherry
  10. 10. Petunia Trilogy Red F1 2015 AAS Bedding Plant Winner
  11. 11. Petunia Trilogy Red F1 Genus species: Petunia x atkinsiana Common name: Spreading petunia Unique qualities: Trilogy has a unique dome-shaped habit and maintains tidy shape. Plants cover themselves in blooms. Flower size: 2.5 inch blooms Bloom time: Late spring, summer to frost Plant height: 12 to 15 inches Plant width: 30 to 36 inches Plant type: Annual Garden location: Full sun Weather tolerance: Heat and rain Closest comparisons on market: Easy Wave Red F1, Ramblin Red F1, Trilogy Scarlet F1
  12. 12. Salvia Summer Jewel White 2015 AAS Bedding Plant Winner
  13. 13. Salvia Summer Jewel White Genus species: Salvia coccinea Common name: Texas sage Unique qualities: Flowers very early and continues blooming until frost. Stays compact at no more than 18 inches when mature. Flower size: 0.5 inches Bloom time: Late spring, summer and fall Plant height: 10 to 24 inches Plant width: 10 to 15 inches Plant type: Annual Garden location: Full sun Weather tolerance: Heat, rain and wind Closest comparisons on market: Snow Nymph, Summer Jewel Red
  14. 14. Basil Dolce Fresca 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  15. 15. Basil Dolce Fresca Genus species: Ocimum basilicum Common name: Sweet basil Unique qualities: Unique bushy habit and shorter internodes. Performs well in containers and holds its nice controlled size in the garden. Sweet tender leaves with great Mediterranean taste. Plant height: 12 to 14 inches Plant width: 10 to 12 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 10 to 12 inches Weather tolerance: Drought tolerant Closest comparisons on market: Italian Large Leaf and Minette
  16. 16. Basil Persian 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner Heartland, Mountain/Southwes t West/Northwest
  17. 17. Basil Persian Genus species: Ocimum basilicum Common name: Persian basil, anise basil Unique qualities: Organic. Large vigorous plant is a prolific producer of pleasant tasting culinary leaves. The silvery green foliage, sturdy branches and large leaves make a great ornamental plant. Attractive to bees. Leaf taste: Sweet flavor Leaf size: 1 x 2/3 inches Plant height: 12 to 15 inches Plant spread: 15 inches Garden location: Full sun annual Garden spacing: 12 to 15 inches Harvest: 75 days from seed, 30 from transplant Closest comparisons on market: Cinnamon Basil, Siam Queen Heartland, Mountain/Southwes t West/Northwest
  18. 18. Beet Avalanche 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  19. 19. Beet Avalanche Genus species: Beta vulgaris Common name: White beet Unique qualities:. Exceptionally sweet mild beet flavor. White beets do not "bleed“ - no staining of clothing or hands, no bleeding in salads, soups, etc. Fruit size: 9 ounces, 2.75-3.14” Fruit color: Creamy white Plant height: 12 inches Plant spread: 6 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: sow 15 seeds per foot in rows 12-18 inches apart Harvest: 50 days from sowing seed Disease tolerance: Tolerance to Cercospora Closest comparisons on market: Blankoma, Albino
  20. 20. Broccoli Artwork F1 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  21. 21. Broccoli Artwork F1 Genus species: Brassica oleracea Italica Common name: Sweet stem broccoli Unique qualities: Unique delicious, long- yielding stem broccoli. Bolt tolerant variety generates tender tasty side shoots multiple times. It is optimal to remove the main head at the .78-1.57” stage by snapping the stem below the head. First harvest occurs 10 days after the head removal. Fruit size: 1” diameter head, stem 5.9-7” long Fruit color: Dark green Plant height: 30 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 8 inches Number of fruits: 10 to 20 Harvest: 85 days from seed, 55 from transplant Closest comparisons on market: Apollo F1 and Aspabroc F1
  22. 22. Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1 Mountain/Southwe st Southeast 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner
  23. 23. Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1 Genus species: Brassica oleracea Common name: Brussels Sprouts Unique qualities: Nice, erect Brussels Sprouts with excellent flavor. Tolerates both warm weather and cool while other varieties require cooler temperatures for sweetness. Fruit size: 1-inch diameter Fruit color: Bright green exterior, yellow interior Plant height: 30 inches Plant width: 24 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 18-24” apart in rows 3’ apart Number of fruits: Up to 100 sprouts per plant Harvest: 100 days from transplant Closest comparisons on market: Gustus F1 and Royal Marvel F1 Mountain/Southwest Southeast
  24. 24. Chives, Garlic Geisha 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  25. 25. Garlic Chives Geisha Genus species: Allium tuberosum Common name: Garlic chives Unique qualities: Organic. Huge yield of mild garlic flavored leaves. Wonderful dried, or prepared fresh. Excellent perennial herb for gardens or containers. Attracts bees. Leaf size: 12 inches long Leaf color: Bright green leaves, white flower Plant height: 18-20 inches Plant width: 9-10 inches Garden location: Full sun perennial Garden spacing: 10-12 inches Harvest: 30 days from transplanting, 75 days from sowing seed Closest comparisons on market: Garlic chives, Nira
  26. 26. Cucumber Parisian Gherkin F1 Mountain/Southwe st Northeast 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner
  27. 27. Cucumber Parisian Gherkin F1 Genus species: Cucumis sativus Common name: Cucumber Unique qualities: Excellent disease resistance, sweet flavored crisp, process into pickles well Fruit size: 2-4 inches long Fruit shape: Tapered Fruit color: Medium green Plant height: 24 inches Plant width: 24 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 20-24 inches apart Harvest: 50 days Disease resistances: CMV and Scab resistance, PM tolerance Closest comparisons on market: Artist F1, Pioneer F1 Mountain/Southwest Northeast
  28. 28. Lettuce Sandy 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  29. 29. Lettuce Sandy Genus species: Lactuca sativa Common name: Oakleaf lettuce Unique qualities: Excellent disease resistance, frilly loose heads. Sweet leaves are typically not bitter when heat stressed. Slow to bolt. Fruit size: 10-12 inch loose heads Fruit shape: Serrated leaves in a tight cluster Fruit color: Bright green leaves Plant height: 10 inches Garden location: Full sun to partial shade Garden spacing: 10 inches Harvest: 30 days for baby leaf, 45-50 days to full maturity Disease resistances: Powdery Mildew, Downey Mildew and Tip Burn resistant; heat tolerant Closest comparisons on market: Green Salad Bowl and Panisse
  30. 30. Oregano Cleopatra 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner Northeast West/ Northwest
  31. 31. Oregano Cleopatra Genus species: Origanum syrica Common name: Oregano Unique qualities: Organic herb with attractive silver gray foliage. Excellent ornamental for gardens or containers. Mildly spicy, pepperminty flavor perfect in Mediterranean dishes, soups and sauces. Wonderful fresh or as a dried spice. Leaf flavor: Mildly spicy, pepperminty Fruit color: Green/gray leaves Plant height: 5-6 inches Plant habit: Low growing, spreading and trailing Garden location: Full sun perennial Garden spacing: 7-8 inches Harvest: 100 days from indoor sowing, 30 days from transplant Closest comparisons on market: Greek, Italian Northeast West/ Northwest
  32. 32. Pak Choi Bopak F1 Great Lakes Mountain/Southwe st Northeast 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner
  33. 33. Pak Choi Bopak F1 Genus species: Brassica rapa chinensis Common name: Pak Choi, Bok Choy Unique qualities: Compact habit and early maturing attractive cool season plant with tender leaves and crisp sweet tasting stalks. Fruit size: 8 inches high, 4 inches wide at base Fruit shape: Upright heads, outward flaring leaves Fruit color: White stalks and dark green leaves Plant height: 14 inches Plant width: 10 inches Garden location: Full sun or partial shade Garden spacing: 10 inches apart Harvest : 60 days seed, 45 days from transplant Closest Comparisons: on market: Joi Choi F1 and Win-Win Choi F1 Great Lakes Mountain/Southwes t Northeast
  34. 34. Pepper Emerald Fire F1 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  35. 35. Pepper Emerald Fire F1 Genus species: Capsicum annuum Common name: Jalapeno pepper Unique qualities: Vigorous high yielding X3R hybrid produces extra large and very tasty hot jalapenos perfect for stuffing, grilling or in salsa Fruit size: 3.3 x 1.2 inches Fruit color: Dark green with no cracking Plant height: 2 feet Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 18-24 inches Number of fruits: 25-30 Harvest: 90 days from transplanting Disease resistances: Xanthomonas Campestris Race 1-3 (X3R), PVY PO Closest comparisons on market: El Jefe, Chichimeca
  36. 36. Pepper Flaming Flare F1 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  37. 37. Pepper Flaming Flare F1 Genus species: Capsicum annuum Common name: Fresno pepper Unique qualities: Early maturing sweeter tasting Fresno pepper consistently produces larger fruits and more peppers per plant. Fruit size: 3.75” x 1”, 1 ounce Fruit color: Red mature fruit Plant height: 2.5 feet Plant width: 2 feet Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 18-24 inches Number of fruits: 15 plus Harvest: 75 days from transplanting Disease resistances: TMV, PO Closest comparisons on market: Havasu F1, Fresno
  38. 38. Pepper Hot Sunset F1 Great Lakes Heartland Southeast 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner
  39. 39. Pepper Hot Sunset F1 Genus species: Capsicum annuum Common name: Hot wax pepper Unique qualities: Prolific and earlier harvest of delicious and spicy (650 Scoville units) fruits Fruit size: 7.25 x 1.5 inches Fruit color: Matures to red Plant height: 2.5 feet Plant width: 2 feet Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 18 to 24 inches Number of fruits: 15-20 per plant Harvest: 85 days from transplant Disease resistances: Xanthomonas Campestris Race 1-3 (X3R), Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Closest comparisons on market: Stoked, Inferno Southeast, Heartland and Great Lakes
  40. 40. Pepper Pretty N Sweet F1 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  41. 41. Pepper Pretty N Sweet F1 Genus species: Capsicum annuum Common name: Sweet pepper Unique qualities: First sweet pepper that can be grown both as an ornamental and edible "ornamedible". Excellent choice for containers, kitchen garden, or in annual beds with flowers. Fruit size: 1 to 1.5 inches Fruit color: Orange, red and yellow Plant height: 18-20 inches Plant width: Sturdy bush Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 12-14 inches Number of fruits: 100 plus Harvest: 105 days from sowing seed, 60 days from transplant Closest comparisons on market: Sweet Pickle, Yum Yum F1 Mix
  42. 42. Pepper Sweet Sunset F1 Heartland Southeast West/Northwest 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner
  43. 43. Pepper Sweet Sunset F1 Genus species: Capsicum annuum Common name: Sweet banana pepper Unique qualities: High yielding X3R variety sets a large amount of colorful tasty peppers Fruit size: 7.4 x 1.5 inches, 2 ounces Fruit shape: Tapered oblong Fruit color: Light yellow color when immature, nice red color when mature Plant height: 28 inches Plant width: 28 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 18-24 inches apart Harvest : 85-90 days from transplanting Disease tolerances: Resistant to Xanthomonas campestris races 1-3 (X3R) Closest Comparisons on market: Sweet Spot and Gold Rush Heartland Southeast West/Northwest
  44. 44. Radish Roxanne F1 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  45. 45. Radish Roxanne F1 Genus species: Raphanus sativus Common name: Radish Unique qualities: Hybrid radish with medium- tall tops and creamy white interior, grows well in diverse climates Fruit size: Up to 1½-inch diameter Fruit shape: Round Fruit color: Red skin, white interior Plant height: 6-8 inches tall Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 1½-2 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart Harvest: 27 days from sowing seed Closest comparisons on market: Rover F1 and Cheriette F1
  46. 46. Squash Bossa Nova F1 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  47. 47. Squash Bossa Nova F1 Genus species: Cucurbita pepo Common name: Caserta squash, zucchini Unique qualities: Beautiful dark and light green mottled exterior makes the fruits easier to see during a long and prolific harvest. Fruit size: 8 to10 ounces Fruit color: Light green skin with dark patches Plant height: 3 feet Plant width: 4 feet Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 4 to 5 feet Number of fruits: Very prolific Harvest: 25 to 40 days from transplant Disease Resistances: Zucchini and Watermelon Mosaic Virus Closest comparisons on market: Greyzini F1, Ishtar F1
  48. 48. Squash Butterscotch F1 2015 AAS Vegetable/Edible Winner
  49. 49. Squash Butterscotch F1 Genus species: Cucurbita moschata Common name: Butternut, winter squash Unique qualities: Small-fruited butternut with unusually sweet taste. The compact vine is space-saving in the garden and perfect for containers. Fruit color: Tan Plant width/spread: 3 feet Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 5 to 6 square feet per plant Number of fruits: 4 Harvest: 100 days from seed, 85 days transplant Disease resistances: Powdery mildew Closest comparisons on market: Early Butternut, Metro
  50. 50. Tomato Chef’s Choice Pink F1 Great Lakes Southeast 2015 AAS Regional Vegetable/Edible Winner
  51. 51. Tomato Chef’s Choice Pink F1 Genus species: Solanum lycopersicum Common name: Beefsteak tomato Unique qualities: Very large yields of pink beefsteak tomatoes with the perfect acid to sugar balance make it a must for any home chef. Indeterminate plant. Fruit size: 6 to 7 inches, 12 to 14 ounces Fruit color: Pink Plant height: 4 to 5 feet Plant width: 24 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 18-20 inches Number of fruits: 30 plus Harvest: 110 days from transplanting Diseases resistances: TMV, Anthracnose, scab, Vermiculum wilt and Crack Closest comparisons on market: Pink Brandymaster F1, Brandy Boy F1 Great Lakes Southeast

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