Four new 2013 AAS Winners

AAS trial garden Berkshire Botanical Garden - photo: All-America Selections

After the completion of the 2012 trialing season, All-America Selections (AAS) announces the second batch of winners for the 2013 season. “As a sign of the continuing trend in the home garden market, three of the four winners are from the vegetable category, even though two are botanically fruits, and one is debatably a fruit”, states AAS in a press release. The fourth winner is a Pelargonium ‘Pint Premium White to Rose’ F1. “This geranium winner has widespread appeal, especially interesting to landscapers for how well it held up to the heat.”
The three vegetables (cherry tomato ‘Jasper’ F1, Melon ‘Melemon’ F1 and Watermelon ‘Harvest Moon’ F1) are according to AAS perfect for the bedding plant/transplant market.
Each of these winners was trialed next to two or three other similar varieties that are currently on the market. The AAS Judges grew each entry and the comparisons then did a side-by-side analysis of growth habit, taste, disease resistance and more to determine if these were truly better than those already available to home gardeners. Only those entries with superior garden performance (and taste for the edibles) are granted the honor of an AAS Award.
With this announcement from the AAS, these varieties become available for immediate sale. Brokers and growers can purchase these varieties immediately.