AAS – what is it?

Tue. Dec. 26, 2017

Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show:  AAS – what is it?

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.

Zinnia ‘Queeny Lime Orange’ 2018 AAS 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.

I’ll have more 2018 winners tomorrow!