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Veggies & EdiblesWhats New?

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What this logo means to you:

Tested Nationally & Proven Locally

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W. Ray HastingsAAS founder

In 1932, the idea of All-America Selections for testing and evaluating new varieties of flowers and vegetables was started by Ray Hastings, a prominent seedsman who was ending his term as president of the Southern Seedsmens Association. He created National network of two types of trials: Flowers and VegetablesStandardized evaluations and scoringIncentives for breeders

Independent, unbiased testing

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Pictured: Harry A. Joy, an All-America Selections flower judge, and W. Ray Hastings, chairman, inspecting the AAS trials at the Oakview station of Ferry-Morse Seed Co., Rochester, Michigan. July 1941

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Mention similar programs abroad40 years and 20 trial grounds5

The ProcessBreeder: new, never-before-sold varietyComparison CommitteeTo Trial JudgesSeed from other breedersAAS OfficeAAS Board of DirectorsAAS Winner AnnouncementSales CommenceScoring and Evaluations

AAS Trial Sites1932 10 Flower Trial Sites10 Vegetable Trial Sites201545 Ornamental Trial Sites27 Vegetable/Edible Trial Sites18 Ornamental Vegetative Trial Sites24 Perennial Trial Sites

AAS Trial Judges

AAS Trial Examples

Michigan Bedding Plant trial9

AAS Trial Examples

Michigan Bedding Plant trial10

Shiny BoyCountryPink OblongAAS Trial Examples

Kansas State OlatheJudge Cary Rivard11

The Awards

AAS Display Gardens

Over 180 gardens, 65 of them have displayed AAS winners more than 30 years

Current Breeding Trends in Flowers & Vegetables

Whats IN when it comes to ornamental & edible breeding?

Pollinator Friendly Updated Heirlooms Ornamental Edibles Foodie Delights Personal Sized Fruits Disease ResistanceVertical GardeningContainer Gardening

Pollinator Friendly Plants Are REALLY IN

Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit

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Gaura Sparkle White

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Penstemon ArabesqueRed

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Salvia Summer Jewel Lavender

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Salvia Summer Jewel Pink

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Salvia Summer Jewel Red

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Salvia Summer Jewel White

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Challenge Americans to plant 1 million pollinator habitats by December 2017millionpollinatorgardens.org

Updated Heirlooms Are IN

Pumpkin Cinderellas Carriage

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TomatoChefs Choice Green

Diane

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TomatoChefs Choice Orange

Diane

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TomatoChefs Choice Pink

Diane

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WatermelonHarvest Moon

Ornamental Edibles Are IN

BasilDolceFresca

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Chives, GarlicGeisha

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LettuceSandy

Pepper Pretty N Sweet

PumpkinSuper Moon

Diane

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StrawberryDelizz

Diane

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Foodie Delights Are IN

Basil Persian

BeetAvalanche

BroccoliArtwork

Brussels Sprouts Hestia

Diane

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CarrotPurple Haze (2006)

KohlrabiKonan

PepperGiant Ristra

Pepper Hot Sunset

Pepper Sweet Sunset

PumpkinPepitas

Diane

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Squash Bossa Nova

Smaller Fruit Sizes Are IN

CabbageKatarina

Eggplant Patio Baby

Pak ChoiBopak

Diane

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Squash Butterscotch

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Watermelon Faerie (2012)

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Disease Resistance is IN

Cucumber Persian Gherkin

Scab CMV resistance PM tolerance

Squash Butterscotch PMR

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TomatoFantastico

Late Blight tolerant

TomatoJasper

Late Blight Early Blight Fusarium races 1 & 2

TomatoMountain Merit

Resistance to fusarium 123, verticillium, tomato spot wilt virus, late blight.

Moderate resistance to early blight and nematodes.

Vertical Gardening is IN

Benefits of Vertical Gardening

1. Healthier plants & produce2. Reduced disease3. Higher productivity4. Uses air space5. Easier for gardeners with physical limitations

CucumberPick-A-Bushel

MelonMelemon

PeasSugar Snap (1979)

TomatoCandyland Red

Diane

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TomatoJasper

Container Gardening is IN

Use a large enough container

Container plants are thirsty plants

Bean Mascotte

Chives, GarlicGeisha

EggplantPatio Baby

KalePrizm

Onion, BunchingWarrior

Diane

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OreganoCleopatra

Peppers: Cornito Giallo & Escamillo

Diane

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Pepper Flaming Jade

Diane

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PepperCayenetta

TomatoLizzano

Radish Roxanne

Thank you!www.aaswinners.comwww.ngb.org

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