Seminis Sweet Sunset brand hybrid pepper seed chosen as 2015 All-America Selections Winner

Seminis Home Garden’s Sweet Sunset brand pepper seed is among the first six All-America Selections AAS Winners for the 2015 gardening season. A regional AAS winner, Sweet Sunset brand is a colourful sweet banana pepper hybrid that is perfect for container gardening and great for fresh and canning uses as well as for frying, pickling, and cutting into pepper rings for salads, sandwiches and pizza toppings.

A compact, upright bush plant, Sweet Sunset brand pepper has X3R technology which provides resistance to Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria races 0-3, 7 and 8 and matures after approximately 85 days. It is best adapted for planting in the Southeast, Heartland and West/Northwest regions of the U.S.

“We are very excited Sweet Sunset brand pepper received this prestigious AAS Winner designation,” explained Robbie Johnson, Seminis Home Garden Lead. “We are pleased to add Sweet Sunset brand to the 19 other AAS Winners in our current Seminis Home Garden product offering.”

Like the other AAS Winners, Sweet Sunset brand pepper seed was trialled during the 2012 and 2013 growing seasons next to two other similar varieties that are currently on the market. All-America Selections grew the Sweet Sunset brand pepper seed and comparison varieties and then judges performed a side-by-side analysis of growth habit, taste, disease resistance and more to determine if Sweet Sunset brand peppers were truly better than those already available to home gardeners. Only those vegetables with superior taste and garden performance are given the AAS Winners designation.

All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new varieties then designates only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. The AAS Winners designation provides an indication of a seed variety’s proven garden performance in All-America Selections trials.

“All of our Seminis Home Garden varieties are carefully selected from thousands of commercial varieties that have shown adaptability for the home garden market,” explained Johnson. “Just like our other product offerings, Sweet Sunset brand pepper seed meets many important agronomic and consumer attributes home gardeners are looking for such as being easy to grow.”

Sweet Sunset brand pepper seed, along with other Seminis Home Garden varieties, will be available to home gardeners through our network of dealers, catalogues and garden centres in 2015.

For more information, visit seminis.com


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