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AAS – what does it mean?

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All America Selections was started in 1932 by a man named Ray Hastings.  He encouraged all seed companies to set up trial grounds, cooperatively test new varieties and agree to develop marketing efforts for new vegetables and flowers. He recommended a national network of trial grounds throughout North American climates where flower and vegetable varieties would be grown and assessed by skilled impartial judges.  Today, home gardeners can feel confident when selecting these varieties knowing that they’ve been thoroughly tested.

Sweet Baby Radish - AAS 2016 winner

Sweet Baby Radish – AAS 2016 winner

AAS does not advertise and relies solely on a public relations program through garden clubs, university extensions, newspapers, magazines and RADIO!  All America Selections is the oldest, most established international testing organization in North America.

Geranium - Brocade Fire  AAS 2016 winner

Geranium – Brocade Fire AAS 2016 winner

I’ll have some 2017 winners tomorrow!

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