Submitted to: Tsukuba Blueberry City Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2000
Publication Date: 10/9/2000
Citation: Spiers, J.M. 2000. History of Blueberry Breeding in the United States. Tsukuba Blueberry City Conference Proceedings 39-46.2000.
Interpretive Summary: A comprehensive history of blueberry breeding in the United States is covered from the initial cooperative work between Elizabeth C. White and Dr. Fred Coville of the plant science division of the USDA. Cultivar releases and research findings were highlighted from the state and federal breeding programs from 1906 to the present.
Technical Abstract: Historical review of blueberry breeding from Dr. Fredrick Coville's pioneering work from 1906 to the present. The review covers lowbush, highbush and rabbiteye blueberry improvement efforts of the U.S.D.A. - ARS and State University scientist.