Muscatine Island Farm
All-America Selections® (AAS) is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1932 by industry leaders to organize and oversee unbiased evaluations of new, soon to be released, flower and vegetable varieties. The goal of the AAS is to identify superior home garden varieties through a national network of trial grounds and promote the tested winners as AllAmerica Selections® . There are currently about 25 AAS vegetable trial sites across the country hosted by universities, seed companies, and other public institutions. The AAS requires all trial sites to have a knowledgeable judge to evaluate entrants in blind tests (seed sources are unknown to judges) on several traitsincluding earliness, yield, taste, disease resistance, and shelf life.
Iowa State University
Lawson, Vincent, "All-America Selections® Vegetable Trial" (2013). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1934.