Blog posts from June 2015

AAS/PPA Perennial Trial Opens for New Entries

Jun 3, 2015

Are you in the business of breeding perennials? If so, there's a deadline coming up that may interest you:

After almost five years of anticipation, All-America Selections is proud to announce that our long-term perennial trial is now a thing of reality! AAS will be working in partnership on the trials with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA).

The next step is accepting entries for this brand new trial.

This is a very exciting opportunity for your company and your new genetics. For the fee of $1,200 per entry, your new genetics will be trialed at more than 20 diverse locations and evaluated by our non-biased, independent, professional judges. Please note: the usual AAS rules of ‘new, never-before-sold’ will apply in future years but for this first year, we will accept entries that have been introduced within the past 12 months, meaning no earlier than July 1, 2014.

This is a THREE-WINTER trial meaning what you enter in the summer of 2015 will be trialed winter 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 and will be introduced as an AAS Winner summer or fall of 2019.

Please start thinking about which of your breeding work would make a good AAS/PPA perennial entry for 2016-2019. Entries are due July 1. You can download the perennial entry form here.

Any questions should be directed to Diane Blazek, AAS Executive Director.

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