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Technology Commercialization Office


BLUEBERRIES One of the premier blueberry breeding programs in the world. UGA varieties are having immediate impact in Georgia, the S.E. U.S., and around the world.

Breeding program goals: • Excellent flavor

• Short bloom to ripening period

• Increased fruit size

• Firmer fruit

• Early ripening

• Higher yield

Current cultivar releases: • Ochlockonee

• Summer Sunset™

• Blue Suede

• Palmetto

• Suziblue

• Camellia

• Rebel

• Titan™

• Georgia Dawn™

• Southern Splendour

• Vernon

• Alapaha ®

PECANS Georgia is a leading pecan-producing state, with one of the only pecan breeding programs in the world.

Breeding program goals: • Increase pest-resistance

• Earlier harvest date

• Stabilize production

• Increased productivity

• Increase quality

Current UGA pecan releases: • Byrd

• Morrill

• Huffman

• Cunard

• Tanner

• Treadwell

PEACHES Peaches are a very important food-producing crop for Georgia.

Breeding program goals: • Breeding of new selections with shipping quality for the Gulf region • Improvement in standard tree form and fruit flavor • Breeding of moderate-chilling, columnar form selections

UGA is a co-developer of peach varieties: • Gulfcrest

• Gulfking

• Gulfsnow

• Gulfcrimson

• Gulfprince

• Gulfatlas

MUSCADINES Muscadine grapes are increasing in popularity, especially due to their high anti-oxidant levels.

Breeding program goals: • Improved fruit quality • Disease resistance • Development of productive self-fertile vines

Current cultivar releases: • Lane™

PUMPKINS Orange Bulldog is a UGA release of a pumpkin that can be produced successfully in the S.E. U.S., including the Deep South.

For information, contact University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. Plant Licensing Manager • Technology Commercialization Office • 808 Boyd GSRC • 200 D.W. Brooks Drive • Athens, GA 30602-7411 • USA • phone: +1 (706) 542-1404 • fax: +1 (706) 542-3837 • email: Propagation is strictly prohibited without a license from the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.

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