Never before has such a vast amount of
genetic information been available to tree
fruit breeders. Today, Washington State
University researchers know enough about
the natural diversity within a species’ genetic
code to enrich centuries-old tree fruit
breeding techniques. Here in the Northwest,
this means increasing tree fruit yields while
leaving a smaller environmental footprint.
For consumers, it means better tasting
apples, cherries, peaches, and other tree fruit.
BY SYLVIA KANTOR