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All-America Selections Names Three Winners for the 2018 Garden Season

All-America Selections, currently celebrating their 85th anniversary, announce three new and exciting national AAS Winners for the 2018 season. Each of the following varieties was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent volunteer judges who grew them next to comparison varieties that are currently considered to be the best on the market.

This new group of AAS Winners for the 2018 garden season includes:

Click HERE to view the new and previously announced AAS Winners.

Retailers and consumers will find these AAS Winners for sale as supply becomes available through the distribution chain.  

Corn, Sweet American Dream
AAS 2018 Edible Vegetable Winner
National Winner
AAS judges selected American Dream as their top trial choice, and it just so happens to come from the same company that introduced Honey 'N Pearl, an AAS winner from 1988. In a tight trial, American Dream was pitted up against Honey 'N Pearl and came through as the winner! With its excellent germination, very tender, super sweet kernels, this newbie will make a great addition to the home garden. American Dream matures slightly earlier than the comparisons and produces vigorous, healthy plants with cobs that have good tip fill of bi-colored kernels. Plants grow 6-7 feet tall and mature in 77 days after planting seed. Perfect fresh, roasted, grilled, canned or frozen. Bred by Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc.

Ornamental Pepper Onyx Red
AAS 2018 Ornamental Flower from Seed Winner
National Winner
Onyx Red is one of those stunning double-take plants that steal the show! This breeding work has resulted in an unprecedented compact, well-branched ornamental pepper adorned with eye-catching dark black foliage. The contrast between the diminutive black foliage and tons of shiny red fruits is striking and makes a bold statement in the garden. Plants are vigorous, continually growing but retain their neat, compact habit, making Onyx Red a wonderful plant for beds, borders, containers and dramatic mass plantings. Naturally compact plants are perfect for a potted plant program as well as for an annual bedding plan where earliness and retail readiness are important factors. Bred by Takii & Co., Ltd.

Tomato, Cocktail Red Racer F1
AAS 2018 Edible Vegetable Winner
National Winner
Red Racer, a cocktail size tomato, produced small, uniform fruits with great taste in the AAS Trials. Cocktail tomatoes have a good sweet/acid balance and are a smaller variety tomato (although larger than cherry or grape tomatoes). These tomatoes are uniform in size and mature as a cluster of fruits. The compact determinate plants produced a huge yield 7-10 days earlier than the comparisons and are ideal for small space and container gardens. One judge summed up this winner saying "Red Racer is small in size but big in taste!" Bred by EarthWork Seeds, distributed by Garden Trends Wholesale.

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