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.
The 19th century was an era of horticultural discovery and experimentation in Minnesota, and it still guides apple breeders today.
A Frenchman on a covert mission in Chile encounters a strawberry and takes it back to Europe. Botanists get involved and eventually develop the strawberry we know today.