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Rob L Johnston Jr, Founder & Chairman of PASA Business Member, Johnny Selected Seeds Receives AAS Breeders Cup Award
September 9, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) hosted their annual Summer Summit August 12-14 this year in Ontario, Canada. Rob L. Johnston, Jr., Founder and Chairman of Johnny’s Selected Seeds, was selected by the AAS Board of Directors to receive the 2013 Breeders’ Cup. The AAS Breeders Cup Award recognizes someone who has had a significant impact in horticulture by breeding stand-out varieties.
Rob’s contribution to the world of horticulture includes helping produce varieties that in diverse climates have outstanding flavor, disease resistance, and garden performance. Under Rob’s leadership, the Johnny’s breeding team has introduced more than 50 varieties. Seven of these Johnny’s-bred varieties have been honored with the prestigious All-America Selections award.
All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, and then introduces only outstanding garden performers as AAS Winners. Johnny's Selected Seeds’ research farm is an official trial ground for AAS.
About Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Established in 1973, Johnny’s Selected Seeds is a 100% employee-owned company. Johnny’s mission is to help families, friends, and communities to feed one another by supplying superior seeds, tools, information, and service.