Project Number: 8080-21000-023-03-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2009
End Date: Aug 31, 2014
To develop and test a fruit tree rapid-cycling breeding program and to develop novel plum breeding germplasm.
Early flowering transgenes will be utilized to develop a rapid-cycling breeding system to dramatically shorten plum generation time. Using this approach, improved plum germplasm with Plum Pox Virus (PPV) resistance and high sugar control will be developed. "Specialty Crops Research Initiative Proposal"