All American Selection

All American Selection

All-America Selections is an independent non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold varieties for the home gardener. After a full season of anonymous trialing by volunteer horticulture professionals, only the top garden performers are given the AAS Winner award designation for their superior performance.

The Dark Opal Basil is a unique, wonderfully delicious tasting, purple colored basil that is popular for micro green production! These mostly purple plants, with 20% variegated or green plants, make for a beautiful color combo. The Dark Opal's leaves average at 1 1/2-3" at full size.

One of our favorite peppers! If you like sweet peppers with a slight spicy kick, then the Cajun Belle is for you! This variety is a great small bell pepper that is an All American Selection winner. Cajun Belle matures early and is a very heavy yielder that bears 2 by 3 inch, 3-4 lobed fruit. This pepper's flavor really sets it apart from the pack with a sweet start that ends in a burst of spice that's not too hot. We found this charmer to be superb for both fresh eating and making salsa at either the green stage, or when ripened to red!

Clancy potato seedĀ produces compact and healthy dark green plants with blue flowers. Resulting spuds are a beautiful ornamental mix ranging from red to rose blush skin tones with interiors of creamy white and yellow. Note: Clancy seeds are actual small seeds and will ship immediately year round.

Roxanne is a hybrid radish with uniform bright red color and a beautiful creamy white interior. Roxanne is a great tasting radish with no pithiness or bleeding even at a larger size. This radish stays firm and solid even when oversized, and holds well in the garden.

The Yellow of Paris Pumpkin is a large yellow to peach colored pumpkin that is an old French native that is still popular today. These large, flattened round beauties are very similar to Cinderella pumpkins and can weigh up to 50 pounds! This variety is mainly used for making pies, soup or baked. The Yellow of Paris is known for its delicious, tender flavor when cooked.

The Golden Jubilee Tomato has a meaty, thick, golden-orange skin with a mild flavor and is an All American Selection winning tomato! This medium sized beefsteak has low acidity and high Vitamin C content, making it a great choice for fresh eating and perfect for home gardens! This tomato variety's fruits are produced in a heavy yield from upright and uniform indeterminate vines, which makes this variety easy to manage. The Golden Jubilee was first introduced in 1943 by the Maule Seed Company of Philadelphia and has a flavor that is not too strong and pairs well with other ingredients.

An All American Selection Pepper, need we say more! The Gypsy pepper is a yellow to orange hot pepper. Grows to about 2x4" in size. Excellent when used in salads, frying, or stews.

Iochief is an old and reliable yellow corn. This variety is SU, holds well, has great drought resistance and has a wonderful flavor. The Iochief's ears are 9" long with golden yellow kernels. This variety is perfect for canning or freezing.

The Harvest Moon Seedless is a seedless Moon and Stars watermelon type! This variety is a new twist on the old favorite with a dark green rind with characteristic markings of small yellow "stars" and larger yellow "moons." This watermelon has a crisp, sweet red flesh is seedless with an excellent flavor. The Harvest Moon Seedless Watermelon is earlier to ripen with shorter vines and a higher yield of smaller melons than the heirloom Moon and Stars. This medium-sized, 8-13 lb. oval watermelon averages 2-3 fruits per plant.

The All American Selection Collection is a mix of our favorite AAS winning tomatoes. These tomatoes have been selected from multiple judges to be the best all around tomatoes. They have been selected by taste, vigor, growth habits, disease resistance, shape, firmness, color, and so much more. Golden Jubilee - Meaty, thick, golden-orange walls that have an excellent mild flavor. Large Red Cherry - Large, cherry type tomato, produce in grape-like clusters on long, vigorous vines. Celebrity - Great disease resistant tomato. As close to perfect as you can get. Chef's Choice Orange - The name says it all. This neon orange tomato has a juicy wonderful flavor. Big Beefy - For over 19 years, this tomato has remained a garden favorite.

Perfect tomato for slicing and sandwiches. With a 4-5 week harvest window, these dark red fruits grow on a compact, uniform plant and offer good resistance to multiple diseases common to homegrown tomatoes.

Interior texture is smooth and dense with bright white color, even when roots get large. Exceptional quality and taste when picked young, but still tasty if allowed to sit in theĀ garden longer, giving gardener an extended harvest opportunity.

Gardeners will enjoy a generous harvest of large, beefsteak tomatoes weighing 12-14 oz. that have a great tomato taste with just the right balance of acid and sugar. Indeterminate hybrid tomato plants produce heavily in just 73 days from transplant and they do especially well in cooler climates. This fleshy tomato has minimal Seeds and slices very well for true summer dining enjoyment.

Holy Mole! The Holy Mole is a F1 Pasilla-type All American Selection Pepper! This high yielding pepper is used for making mole sauces and different dips. This 8" long pepper variety has a very tangy flavor. These compact 3' tall plants are perfect for the patio. 1,300 Scovilles.

The Indian Summer Rudbeckia is an All-American Selection award winner for its great performance and attractive, golden-yellow blooms! This variety produces single and semi-double blooms that can be 6-9" inches across.

Fordhook 242 is a popular variety of bush bean known for its exceptional flavor and versatility in the garden. These beans have a rich history, dating back to the early 20th century when they were first introduced by the W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company. Fordhook 242 beans belong to the Phaseolus vulgaris species and are a type of snap or green bean, which means they are typically eaten in their immature, tender pod stage. In terms of taste, Fordhook 242 beans are celebrated for their crisp and tender texture, as well as their mild, sweet, and slightly nutty flavor. They are a favorite among gardeners and cooks alike, making them a versatile choice for various culinary applications. The plants of Fordhook 242 are compact and bushy, reaching a height of about 18 to 24 inches. They are known for their quick maturity, typically taking around 50 to 55 days from planting to harvest. The pods are a vibrant green color, elongated, and measure about 6 to 7 inches in length. This variety is prized for its disease resistance, particularly against common bean diseases like mosaic virus and bacterial brown spot. Fordhook 242 beans are known to yield approximately 5-8 pounds of beans per 10-foot row, making them a productive choice for home gardeners. Proper spacing is crucial for healthy growth, with plants typically spaced about 3-4 inches apart in rows that are 18-24 inches apart. These beans thrive in well-drained, fertile soil and require full sun exposure for optimal growth. With their excellent taste, disease resistance, and reliable yield, Fordhook 242 beans are a fantastic addition to any vegetable garden.

The Siam Queen Basil is a newer variety of basil that is perfect for adding into any Thai cuisine, especially fish and beef dishes! This variety's young shoots are perfect for a continual harvest throughout the whole season.

The Purple Ruffles Basil is a large, heavily ruffled and fringed dark purple leaf variety with beautiful pink-purple flowers. This All-American Selections winner basil is the perfect pop of color for herb gardens or a flower border. This basil produces a sweet fragrance and flavor that is wonderful as a garnish in salads, soups, pasta or drinks.