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All-American Selections
Award Winners 2001

Onion F1 ‘Super Star’

‘Super Star’ is the first hybrid onion to win the AAS Award. The last onion to win any award was 53 years ago. ‘Super Star’ impressed Judges because it produced a sizable sweet Onion Super Star

onion, earlier than ‘White Sweet Spanish Jumbo’. It is adaptable to any spring growing conditions in North America. ‘Super Star’ is adaptable because it is the first day length neutral white onion. Most other onions require short nights or long days to bulb. ‘Super Star’ solves the problem and can be grown in the fall too, given mild short-day conditions. The reason to grow ‘Super Star’ in your garden is the mild sweet flavour, perfect raw for salads or lightly grilled.

‘Super Star’ needs an early start in your garden to grow the best bulb size. Sow seed indoors 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting into your spring garden. ‘Super Star’ can produce bulbs up to 2-3 pounds under ideal growing conditions.

Genus species: Allium cepa
Common name: Onion
Fruit Size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 up to a pound if growing season is 100 days 
Shape: Round to flattened globe
Colour: White
Plant Height: 22 inches
Width: 12 inches
Garden Spacing: 6" - 8" apart
Unique qualities: First day length neutral white onion, sweet flavour
Length of time from sowing seed to harvest:
About 100 days
Closest comparison on market:

‘White Sweet Spanish Jumbo’
AAS Winner Seeds are available from:
McKenzie Seeds/McFayden
30 Ninth Street
Brandon MB Canada R7A 6E1
     204-571-7500

Sweet Corn F1 ‘Honey Select’

‘Honey Select’ is a new sweet corn offering gardeners a "wide" harvest window with superior tender eating quality. Isolation is not required. ‘Honey Select’ is a yellow hybrid TripleSweetTM variety containing two endosperm types. Each ear contains 75% sugar enhanced (se) and 25% supersweet (sh2) kernels. The sugar enhanced kernels are tender unlike many super sweet types. Because the (se) types do not need isolation, any gardener can grow ‘Honey Select’ anywhere without concern about other corn plants and pollen.
 Corn Honey Select

This improved yellow sweet corn was noted by AAS Judges for its flavour and quality. The ears will remain edible on the plant longer because of the supersweet kernels. ‘Honey Select’ combines the best qualities of sugar enhanced and supersweet in a vigourous plant for gardeners. Tested across North America, ‘Honey Select’ is a reliable new sweet corn with exceptional flavour.

Genus species: Zea mays
Common name: Sweet Corn
Cob Size: 8 inch, 16-18 rows
Shape: Slightly tapered
Colour: Yellow
Plant Height: 7 feet
Diseases tolerances: None
Unique qualities: Tender, sweet eating qualities
Length of time from sowing seed to harvest:
About 79 days

AAS Winner Seeds are available from:

Park Seed Company
1 Parkton Ave
Greenwood, SC
USA 29647-0001
864-223-8555

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