This page talks about All American Selections which is an organization that ranks seeds. These seeds are supposed to be the best available, if you can find them. While there are many that have been chosen, we will focus on the ones David's Garden Seeds® carries.
Independent AAS Judges determine the AAS Winners by judging and scoring the entries. Judges look for significantly improved qualities such as earliness to bloom or harvest, disease or pest tolerance, novel colors or flavors, novel flower forms, total yield, the length of flowering or harvest and overall performance. In the last ten years, an entry needs to have at least two significantly improved qualities to be considered by Judges for an AAS Award.
The Judges score each entry from 0 to 5 points, with 5 being the highest. Only entries that meet scoring criteria is considered for a possible Award. New, never-before-sold varieties with proven superior qualities are announced three times each year as AAS Winners.
The AAS organization was founded in 1932.
There are over 500 winners but I will only list the ones we sell.
We just started listing these on December 6, 2020 so it will take some time to finish.
All American Selections Vegetable Winners
Bean Bush: Cherokee Wax, Greencrop, Improved Commodore, Topcrop
Bean Lima: Fordhook 242
Bean Pole Kentucky: Wonder, Seychelles
Beet: Avalanche, Queen
Cantaloupe: Honey Rock
Carrot: Imperator, Purple Haze F1, Thumbelina
Cauliflower: Snow Crown F1
Corn: Ambrosia, American Dream, Stowell's Evergreen
Cucumber: Diva, Parisian F1, Salad Bush, Saladmore Bush F1, Straight 8
Eggplant: Patio Baby (we grew this but it was mostly seeds so we dropped it), Gretel F1, Hansel F1, Fairy Tale F1
Leafy Greens: Mizuna Red Kingdom F1, Mustard Greens Greenwave, Southern Giant Curled
Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Red Sails, Ruby, Salad Bowel
Okra: Clemson Spinless, Red Burgundy
Pak Choi: Asian Delite
Pea: Sugar Ann, Sugar Snap
Pepper: Carmen F1, Escamillo F1, Flaming Flare F1, Mad Hatter F1, Pretty and Sweet F1
Pumpkin: Baby Bear, Orange Smoothie F1, Wee-Be-Little
Radish: Champion, Cherry Belle, Roxanne F1
Spinach: Giant Nobel
Squash Summer: Early Prolific Straightneck
Squash Winter: Bonbon, Delicata, Honey Bear, Sugaretti, Sunshine, Waltham Butternut
Swiss Chard: Bright Lights
Tomato: Big Beef, Cardinal, Celebrity, Chef's Choice Green F1, Chef's Choice Orange F1, Jasper F1, Jubilee, Juliet, Mountain Merit F1, Valentine F1
Turnip: Just Right, Tokyo Cross
Watermelon: Cal Sweet Bush F1, Harvest Moon F1, Mini Love F1
Zucchini: Black Beauty, Caserta, Eight Ball, Fordhook Zucchini
Basil Dark: Purple Ruffles out, Siam Queen
Alyssum: Royal Carpet
Columbine: McKana Giant
Forget Me Not: Firament
Hollyhock: Indian Spring, Summer Carnival
Marigold: Queen Sophia
Morning Glory: Scarlet O'Hara
Rudbeckia: Cherokee Sunset, Indian Summer, Prairie Summer
Sunflower: Ring of Fire, Soraya
Zinnia: Queen Lime Orange