All- America Selections for 2012: Love the watermelon

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All- America Selections for 2012

By paulgrow
December 23, 2011

Each year AAS judges get together to judge the “best of the best” flowers and vegetables. The panel is comprised of individuals associated with some of the premier seed companies in the country. These awards are not given lightly. Each entry must meet high standards in order to be considered for these prestigious awards. There are four winners for 2012, two each in the flower and vegetable categories.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 22, 2011 6:15 PM CST
Paul this was a great way to learn about some new plants. I really love the new salvia and wish I had one of those watermelons to eat, right now.
I was wondering how that melon would do here in the Pacific Northwest?
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 23, 2011 2:45 AM CST
Thanks for the information, Paul. Green Grin!
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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Dec 23, 2011 7:36 AM CST
Lynn

Only one way to find out, give it a try.

I had an uncle who farmed in southern Indiana who grew watermelons and cantaloupes for a living.

He started his seed in cold frames and transplanted into the fields when the weather warmed. His watermelons were around 40 pounds.

Give it a try and keep us posted
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Dec 23, 2011 8:31 AM CST
I will do that Paul. Thank you. : )
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Dec 23, 2011 8:40 AM CST
Thank you. I enjoy learning about new plants!

Yum on the crisp, sweet watermelon!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Dec 29, 2011 5:06 PM CST
Great article and photos, Paul. I love to hear about the new plant introductions. The watermelon and salvia here have piqued my interest Thumbs up

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