The 2015 Gardening Season All America Selection Winners

The 2015 Gardening Season All America Selection Winners

Looking for some great editable for your garden?

New to gardening and not sure where to start?

This July, the All America Selections has announced their first six winners for the 2015 growing season. This month, the winners are all edibles and all available to home gardeners.

There are four regional winners and two national winners. Each winner has something to offer. These edibles were picked because of their growth habits, disease resistance, and taste. According to the All-America Selections announcement,

“Only those vegetables with superior taste and garden performance are given the AAS stamp of approval.”

If you are new to gardening the following are really great to start with. All expert gardeners have to start somewhere and lucky for you, the AAS has already done the research for you.

2015 Gardening Season All America Selection Winners

The Regional Winners

  1. Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1 – Southeast and Mountain/Southwest
    The Hestia is only one of two Brussels Sprouts to ever achieve the fame of being named an AAS winner. The winner specifically preformed well over its comparison varieties because of its uniformity.
  2. Cucumber Parisian Gherkin F1 – Northeast and Mountain/Southwest
    Gherkin is one of two organic AAS winners. This vegetable offers a sweet flavor and is great for pickling.
  3. Pak Choi Bopak F1 – Northeast, Great Lakes and Mountain/Southwest
    Making its first appearance is the Pak Choi. This vegetable is used for salads, sandwiches, added to soups and stews and even can be grilled on the barbeque.
  4. Pepper Sweet Sunset F1 – Southeast, Heartland, West/Northwest
    This delicious banana pepper was picked because of its taste and its “good eating quality.”

The National Winners

  1. Lettuce Sandy F1
    This is the first lettuce to win since 1985. It won because of its sweet taste, its disease resistance, and it’s slow to bolt. This is also the second AAS winter that is available in organic seed.
  2. Radish Roxanne F1
    Our last winner grows will in many climates, its taste and even its size.


Any one of these edibles is a great for planting, especially if you are new to gardening.

Which one of the All America Selections Winners will you be planting?

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