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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: RESEARCH TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRESERVING PLANT GENETIC DIVERSITY IN EX SITU GENEBANKS

Location: Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit

Title: The ASHS outstanding fruit cultivar award: a 25 year retrospective

Authors
item VOLK, GAYLE
item Olmstead, James -
item FINN, CHAD
item Janick, Jules -

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 25, 2012
Publication Date: January 28, 2013
Citation: Volk, G.M., Olmstead, J.W., Finn, C.E., Janick, J. 2013. The ASHS outstanding fruit cultivar award: a 25 year retrospective. HortScience. 48(1):4-12.

Interpretive Summary: The Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award is a medal presented annually by the Fruit Breeding Working Group of the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) for noteworthy new fruits released over the previous 35 years. Since 1987, 31 cultivars have been recognized with medals presented at the annual meeting of the Society. The awards celebrate the progress achieved by fruit breeders to the world’s fruit industry. Ten of the recipients were developed in USDA-ARS fruit breeding programs.

Technical Abstract: The Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award is a medal presented annually by the Fruit Breeding Working Group of the American Society Horticultural Science (ASHS) for noteworthy new fruits released over the previous 35 years. Since 1987, 31 cultivars have been recognized with medals presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society. The awards celebrate the progress achieved by fruit breeders to the world’s fruit industry.

Last Modified: 9/29/2014
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