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Congratulations to …

March 1, 2018

Wood Prairie Family Farm in Aroostook County, Maine, which won a 2018 Green Thumb Award from the Direct Gardening Association (DGA) for The Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible plant introductions in the United States. This is the fifth time the family has been recognized by the DGA for introducing exceptional plants into the national marketplace. The Organic Potato Plant Detective is a special 12-tuber seed potato collection that features two of the best organic Maine Certified Seed potato varieties – Island Sunshine and King Harry. In addition to growing a bountiful crop of delicious potatoes for eating, the two varieties – both traditionally bred, non-genetically-engineered – help growers diagnose potato growing problems. King Harry has hairy leaves (glandular trichomes) that repel problem insects. Island Sunshine can stand up to such diseases as potato late blight. The kit includes a How-To Plant Diagnosis Flow Chart, Organic Potato Growing Guide and Wood Prairie Family Farm Potato Recipes Booklet. FMI:

Johnny's Selected Seeds for winning two more All-America Selections Committee (AAS) awards for its Red Ember cayenne pepper and Valentine grape tomato. Including these newest awards, Johnny's classical plant breeding team now has 12 AAS awards under its belt. Website

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