Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango, First Kiss. Everyone, it seems, has a favorite kind of apple. Did you know that many apple varieties, including those listed, are the result of the University’s Apple Breeding program? Dr. Jim Luby will discuss the program's origins and how new varieties are developed. He’ll also share how Honeycrisp changed the apple-breeding game and led to a legacy of varieties, including Kudos®, the program’s newest variety.

James Luby, professor, Horticultural Sciences, directs research in fruit crops breeding and genetics, developing new varieties of apples, wine grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and other fruits.

Register today to join us for free via Zoom.