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3/1/2018

One More AAS Winner

Ellen C. Wells

All-America Selections has designated one more AAS Winner for 2018—and just in time, too, since the gardening season is just about to start! The newest 2018 AAS Winner is Mexican Sunset Hungarian pepper, winner for the Southwest region.

This variety is a compact, super-yielding, high-heat hot wax pepper suited for both traditional and container gardens. The judges said these conically shaped peppers with a thick wall keep getting tastier the riper they become. And they exhibit a range of beautiful hues as they do so. Bred by Seeds By Design.

Mexican Sunset joins 14 previously announced AAS Winners for the 2018 season. As usual, you can access bench cards and variety markers, as well as 85 years worth of AAS’s best-performing varieties, at www.all-americaselections.org. GP