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Plant Varieties

 

 

Apple Rootstocks

The joint Cornell University and United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Apple Rootstock Breeding and Evaluation Program develops new rootstock cultivars with an emphasis on ease of nursery propagation, fireblight resistance, tolerance to extreme temperatures, resistance to the soil pathogens of the sub-temperate regions of the US, and tolerance to apple replant disorder.

 

GENEVA® Apple Rootstock Comparison Chart

 

 

Apples

The apple breeding program develops fruit with characteristics including: greater quality (including high vitamin C content), better storage and shelf life, reduced dependence on chemical control of insects and diseases.

 

 

 

Cherries

The stone fruit breeding program selected for qualities to improve: flavor, insect and disease resistance, cold tolerance, and reduced cracking.

 

 

 

Grapes

Since 1888, Cornell viticulturists have introduced more than 45 new table, juice, and wine grape varieties adapted to cool-climate growing regions. Cornell University offers research and educational facilities that positively impact not only local winery businesses and tourism, but also present the world with novel varieties that can provide a sustainable future.

 

Red Wine

 

Selections Available for Evaluation

 

White Table

 

White Wine

 

Cornell Grape Varieties Comparison Chart

 

 

Melons

The cucurbit breeding program has developed varieties and lines that were selected based upon the following qualities: improved flavor, high nutrition content, production quality, disease and insect resistance, as well as, novel traits.

 

Honeydew

 

 

Ornamentals

The ornamental varieties are a new frontier for Cornell’s Horticulture Department. The varieties were chosen for characteristics including: unique and unusual leaf and flower colors, insect and disease resistance, as well as, cold tolerance.

 

 

 

Peppers

The pepper breeding program has developed varieties and lines that were selected based upon the following qualities: improved flavor, high nutrition content, production quality, disease and insect resistance, as well as, novel traits.

 

 

 

Plums

The stone fruit breeding program selected for qualities to improve: flavor, insect and disease resistance, and cold tolerance.

 

 

 

Potatoes

Cornell’s potato breeding program centers around the genetic improvement of potato, both by conventional and molecular means. The highest breeding priority is to develop agronomically-acceptable varieties that are resistant to the golden nematode. It aims to develop new chipping and tablestock varieties that are adapted to the Northeast, and to meet ever-changing needs of the regional potato industry.

 

Chipping Varieties

White Skin White Flesh

 

‘Niagara’

Late-season chipstock producing smaller round-shaped tubers with netted skin. Excellent chip color from cold storage. Good-yielding ability. Moderate-to-good resistance to common scab. Suitable for the small-sized snack-pack market. Previously tested as NY152.

 

 

‘Brodie’

Full season maturity chipstock producing large tubers with oblong shape. Smooth white skin with white flesh. Excellent chip color from cold storage. Excellent yielding ability. Resistant to the golden nematode (Ro1 & Ro2). The resistance to both strains is what makes this variety special. Previously tested as NY140.

 

‘Lamoka’

Late maturity chipstock that produces attractive, round tubers. Specific gravity has averaged 0.004 less than ’Atlantic’. Excellent chip color from cold storage. Good resistance to common scab. Resistant to the golden nematode (Ro1). Previously tested as NY-139.

 

‘Marcy’

Late maturity chipstock. Large vines with white flowers. Tubers have scurfy skin with attractive round shape. Outstanding yield of large tubers. Generally free of pickouts due to external defects, small percentage of internal defects. Resistant to golden nematode and scab. Formerly test selection NY112.

 

‘Waneta’

Late maturity chipstock. Large tubers with attractive shape and moderately textured skin. In Cornell trials, yield has been comparable to ’Atlantic’, while gravity has averaged 0.01 less than ’Atlantic’. Few pickouts, but large tubers have shown 5 to 10% hollow heart. Very good chip color from 44 degree storage. Dormancy is six weeks longer than ’Atlantic’. Less susceptible to blackspot than ’Snowden’. Moderately resistant to common scab. Resistant to the golden nematode (Ro1). Previously tested as NY138.

 

Table-stock Varieties

White Skin White Flesh

 

‘Brodie’

Full season maturity chipstock producing large tubers with oblong shape. Smooth white skin with white flesh. Excellent chip color from cold storage. Excellent yielding ability. Resistant to the golden nematode (Ro1 & Ro2). The resistance to both strains is what makes this variety special. Previously tested as NY140.

 

‘Algonquin’

Early to mid-season maturity white table-stock that features attractive large and oval tubers with a smoother skin than ‘Superior’. Good resistance to common scab. Resistant to race Ro1 of the golden nematode. Previously tested as NY141.

 

‘Upstate Abundance’

Early season maturity white table-stock that produces many small round tubers with smooth skin. Resistant to race Ro1 of the golden nematode. Some resistance to common scab and late blight. Previously tested as NY150.

 

 

 

Test Selections for Evaluation and Testing

 

Cornell Potato Varieties Comparison Chart

 

Cornell Potato Express Licensing

 

Uihlein Farm of Cornell University is the official seed potato farm in New York State. This facility is used to develop disease-free nuclear seed stocks through pathogen-testing of seed originating from tissue cultured plantlets. Once you are licensed, please contact Uihlein Farm if you need a source for disease-free nuclear seed stock.

 

 

Raspberries

The primary goal of the small fruit breeding program is to develop improved berry varieties with disease and insect resistance, and fruit quality by traditional breeding practices.

 

Golden Blush

 

Red

 

 

Squash

The cucurbit breeding program has developed varieties and lines that were selected based upon the following qualities: improved flavor, high nutrition content, production quality, disease and insect resistance, as well as, novel traits.

 

Butternut

 

Winter Squash

 

 

Strawberries

The primary goal of the small fruit breeding program is to develop improved berry varieties with disease and insect resistance, and fruit quality by traditional breeding practices.

 

 

Cornell Strawberry Varieties Comparison Chart

 

 

Wheat

Wheat research began in the fall of 1907. The goals of the wheat breeding program are to introduce new cultivars and germplasm having improved yield, nutritional quality, disease resistance, and other characteristics that increase the crop value and production efficiency.

 

Soft White Winter Wheat