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Seven New Varieties Earn AAS Designation


All-America Selections announced seven new AAS Winners at the American Seed Trade Association meeting in Orlando, Florida. Each of the following new AAS Winners was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class.

The newest 2019 AAS Winners are:
Marigold Big Duck Orange F1 (Regional, Heartland)
Marigold Big Duck Yellow F1 (Regional, NE, Heartland, Mtn/SW, W/NW)
Marigold Garuda Deep Gold F1 (Regional – Northeast, Heartland)
Vinca MegaBloom Polka Dot F1 (Regional – Northeast, Heartland)
Zinnia Holi Scarlet F1 (National)
Potato Clancy F1 (National)
Tomato Mountain Rouge F1 (Regional, NE, Southeast, Heartland)

The AAS Winners already announced for 2019 are:
Begonia Viking XL Red on Chocolate F1 (National)
Marigold Big Duck Gold F1 (National)
Melon Orange SilverWave F1 (Regional, Northeast, Southeast)
Nasturtium Baby Rose (Regional, NE, Heartland, Mountain/SW)
Petunia Wave Carmine Velour F1(National)
Pepper Just Sweet F1 (National)
Tomato Chef’s Choice Black F1 (Regional, SE, Mtn/SW and West/NW)
Tomato Fire Fly F1 (National)
Tomato Red Torch F1 (National)
Tomato Sparky XSL F1 (Regional, Heartland)
Watermelon Cal Sweet Bush (Regional, Great Lakes)

Growers, retailers and consumers will find these AAS Winners for sale as supply becomes available through the distribution chain. Click on the breeding company link to email the breeder about ordering seed. Garden communicators are free to begin writing about these varieties now to build demand for 2019 and future years.

Each AAS Winner is marketed through social media, public relations and trade shows. AAS Winners are proudly grown in almost 200 AAS Display Gardens across North America.