Location: Southern Horticultural Research
Project Number: 6062-21000-009-06-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 1, 2009
End Date: May 31, 2014
Evaluate genetically enhanced germplasm for cultivated small fruits. Emphasis will be directed toward cultural and climatic adaptability for the southern United States, increased winter hardiness, extension of harvest season, and potential for mechanical harvesting.
Distribute small fruit selections developed for specific cooperator locations. Existing selections planted at cooperator locations in Alabama will be screened for improved characteristics. Evaluation of advanced selections and cultural practices will be contributed at these locations.