Jul 7, 2016
AAS Names First 2017 Winners

All-America Selections (AAS) has announced the first five AAS Winners for the 2017 garden season.

Each of the following award-winning varieties was trialed in North America by professional, independent judges during one growing season. Every AAS entry is trialed next to one or two comparison varieties that are considered best-in- class among those currently on the market.

This first group of AAS Winners for 2017 includes:

Celosia Asian Garden (National Winner) — Bred by Murakami Seed Co., Ltd.


Okra Candle Fire F1 (National Winner) — Bred by Known-You Seed Co. Ltd


Pea Patio Pride (Regional Winner) — Bred by Terra Organics


Squash Honeybaby F1 (Regional Winner) — Bred by Seeds By Design


Watermelon Mini Love F1 (National Winner) — Bred by HM. Clause


These varieties are now available for immediate sale to commercial and home garden markets. Retailers and consumers will find these AAS Winners for sale for the 2017 gardening season as supply becomes available throughout the chain of distribution.

A complete list of trial grounds and the judges behind our awards can be found on the All-America Selections website.

AAS has also released the 2015-2016 Annual Report reflecting the group’s activities from the past 12-18 months. For six years now, AAS has prepared a yearly statement of organizational updates including those of sister organization National Garden Bureau.

The report is in PDF format and can be downloaded from the AAS website.


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