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2017 AAS Winners

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Every year, All-America Selections trials new, never before sold varieties. Only those with the best garden performance are named AAS Winners.

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2017 AAS Winners

  1. 1. All-America Selections 2017 Winners
  2. 2. Bean, Pole Seychelles 2017 Edible Winner • Uniform stringless beans • Excellent flavor • High yields • Early to produce
  3. 3. Celosia Asian Garden 2017 Ornamental Seed Winner • Early to bloom • Bushy habit, great branching • Sturdy stems support numerous blooms • Bright pink color • Pollinator magnet • 31-40” tall
  4. 4. Dianthus Supra Pink 2017 Ornamental Seed Winner • Easy-to-grow • Interspecific • Unique mottled pink colored blooms • Compact, busy plant with prolific flowers that blooms for three seasons • No deadheading needed
  5. 5. Fennel Antares F1 2017 Edible Winner • First fennel Winner for AAS! • Multiple uses: edible bulb, ornamental fronds, seed producer, pollinator favorite • Uniform, pure white bulbs • Much improved, almost sweet flavor • 7-10 days slower to bolt
  6. 6. Geranium Calliope® Medium Dark Red 2017 Ornamental Vegetative Winner • Velvety, deep red flower color • Zonal type flowers and leaves • Mounded, semi- spreading habit • Loaded with blossoms • Works great in containers and hanging baskets as well as landscapes
  7. 7. Okra Candle Fire F1 2017 Edible Winner • Unique round pods. • Can be used as an ornamental. • Easy to grow. • Crispy and slightly sweet in salads, • Soft, tender when boiled. • Fruit size: 4-5” long
  8. 8. Pea Patio Pride 2017 Edible Winner • Compact form good for container gardens & small spaces • Sweet, tender, uniform pods • Early to mature (40 days)
  9. 9. Penstemon barbatus Twizzle Purple F1 2017 Ornamental Seed Winner • Vibrant purple blooms, unique color • First-year flowering perennial • Upright plant habit • Excellent flowering performance • North American native • Pollinator-friendly
  10. 10. Pepper Aji Rico F1 2017 Edible Winner • Unique baccatum pepper • Early to mature • High yield • Great taste, notes of citrus • Slight heat • Great fresh or dried for paprika
  11. 11. Pepper Chili Pie F1 2017 Edible Winner • Mini bell pepper • Slightly hot • Compact • Easy-to-grow • High yield • Works well in containers
  12. 12. Pepper Sweetie Pie 2017 Edible Winner • Small mini-bell peppers • Sweet taste • Easy-to-grow • Thick walled
  13. 13. Pepper Mad Hatter F1 2017 Edible Winner • Unique, exotic pepper • South American native • Novel three-sided shape • Deliciously sweet taste with notes of citrus and floral • Vigorous, robust plants • Easy to grow
  14. 14. Petunia Evening Scentsation 2017 Ornamental Seed Winner • Great fragrance, stronger in the evening • Stunning color • Nice, mounding habit • Medium sized multiflora type petunia
  15. 15. Squash Sugaretti F1 2017 Edible Winner • Beautiful striped fruits • Spaghetti-type • Prolific producer • Short semi-bushy vines • Good disease resistance
  16. 16. Squash, Winter Honey Baby 2017 Edible Winner • Very productive, compact plant with shorter vines (2- 3’) • Semi-bush habit • Powdery mildew resistant • Sweet, nutty, meaty flesh • Steam, bake or use in soups and stews • 8-9 fruits per plant
  17. 17. Tomato Chef’s Choice Yellow F1 2017 Edible Winner • 4th in series of Chef’s Choice tomatoes • Large meaty fruits • Sweet citrusy flavor, low acidity • 9-10 ounce fruits • Disease resistant • 5’ indeterminate vines
  18. 18. Tomato Midnight Snack 2017 Edible Winner • Great tasting indigo type tomato • Indeterminate, produces all season- long • Matures early
  19. 19. Tomato Patio Choice Yellow F1 2017 Edible Winner • Compact determinate tomato specifically for small spaces and container gardens • Large yields • Bright yellow cherry tomatoes • Over 100 fruits per plant!
  20. 20. Verbena EnduraScape™ Pink Bicolor 2017 Ornamental Vegetative Winner • Tough as nails verbena • Tolerates drought and heat • Also survives temps down to low teens • Long blooming • Unique bicolor blooms • Vigorous plants
  21. 21. Vinca MegaBloom Orchid Halo F1 2017 Ornamental Seed Winner • Exciting new series of vinca • Withstands heat and humidity without disease • Bright, rich purple blooms with white eye • Striking landscape display • Early to bloom, uniform and compact in the greenhouse
  22. 22. Vinca MegaBloom Pink Halo F1 2017 Ornamental Seed Winner • Exciting new series of vinca • Withstands heat and humidity without disease • Huge soft pink blooms with white eye • Striking landscape display • Early to bloom, uniform and compact in the greenhouse
  23. 23. Watermelon Gold in Gold F1 2017 Edible Winner • Unique rind color • Golden yellow flesh • Crisp texture • Very sweet • Early producer • High yield
  24. 24. Watermelon Mini Love F1 2017 Edible Winner • Asian watermelon well adapted for small gardens & patio. • Good choice for culinary gardeners. • Sweet refreshing taste, few seeds • 7-9 pound melons • 3’ vines with up to 6 fruits per plant
  25. 25. Zinnia Profusion Red 2017 Ornamental Seed Winner • Fourth color in single flowered Profusion series to win AAS award • Compact form • Diseases resistant • Continuous blooms all season long • Perfect, deep red flower color does not fade • Pollinator-friendly • Uniform plants, outstanding greenhouse performance

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