People and History

There are a lot of interesting, talented people - past and present - involved in fruit research at the University of Minnesota. Here you'll find the stories of some of these people, and you'll discover the work they've done to make fruit a more prominent part of the Minnesota landscape. And over here, you can find every fruit variety that has been introduced by the University of Minnesota. 

June 6, 2018
Ever grown a ‘Latham’ raspberry? Or wondered where our cold hardy apples came from? W.G. Brierley is your guy!
by Jared Rubinstein
May 15, 2018
Settlers arriving in Minnesota during the 1800s looked to plums to satisfy their need for fresh fruit. And there's quite a story there.
by Emily Tepe


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