The University of Minnesota has a long-standing breeding program for apples that can be grown in Minnesota’s cold climate. The U’s first highly successful apple, Haralson, turns 100 years old this year. A new variety, Triumph, will be released to nurseries next year.
MSI PI James Luby (professor, Horticultural Science) is interviewed in a story on the U of M News website: Talking Apples With U of M. Another article about apple breeding appears on the College of Food, Agricultural, and National Resources website: A Breed Apart. The U’s newest apple has been discussed on local tv station KARE-11: U of M’s ‘Triumph’ Apple Coming to Garden Centers, Nurseries in 2023.
Professor Luby uses MSI resources for genetics and genomics studies related to fruit breeding.