Registration of New Cultivars

Those listed below are responsible for registering new fruit and nut cultivars. They insure that cultivar names have not been previously used, that accurate descriptions of cultivars are given, and that descriptions are published in the Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars.

To register a new cultivar contact the appropriate registrar.

Registrar List Editors and Coordinators:


Apple Cultivars & Rootstocks

Sarah Kostick
Dept. of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Kate Evans
WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA

Apricot and Pubescent-skinned Prunophora Hybrids

Craig Ledbetter
USDA-ARS, San Joaquin Valley Ag. Sciences Center, Parlier, CA

Avocado and Avocado Rootstocks

Eric Focht
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Alejandro F. Barrientos-Priego
Departamento de Fitotecnia, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Texcoco, México

Berries

Blueberry

Mark Ehlenfeldt
USDA-ARS, Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research, Chatsworth, NJ

Blackberry

Lacy D. Nelson
Margaret L. Worthington
Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Blue Honeysuckle

Jill M. Bushakra
USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, OR

Cranberry

Jennifer Johnson-Cicalese
Dept. of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Currant & Gooseberry

Jill M. Bushakra
USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, OR

Elderberry

Michele R. Warmund
Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Raspberry

Michael Dossett
BC Berry Cultivar Development, Abbotsford, BC

Strawberry

Beatrice Amyotte
AAFC, Kentville Research and Development Centre, Kentville, NS, Canada

Glenn S. Cole
Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA

Kim S. Lewers
USDA-ARS, Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory, Beltsville, MD

Cacao

Ricardo Goenaga
USDA-ARS, Tropical Agriculture Research Station, Mayaguez, PR

Cherimoya

Ben Faber
University of California Cooperative Extension, Ventura, CA

Cherry

Tart Cherry

Amy F. Iezzoni
Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture, East Lansing, MI

Sweet Cherry

Per McCord
Dept. of Horticulture, Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser, WA

Cherry Rootstock

Amy Iezzoni
Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture, East Lansing, MI

Citrus

Citrus Cultivars

David Karp
Tracy L. Kahn
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Fred Gmitter, Jr.
Jude Grosser
Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL

Citrus Rootstocks

Kim D. Bowman
USDA-ARS, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Ft. Pierce, FL

Zach Thomas
David Karp
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 

Jude Grosser
Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL

Fig

Louise Ferguson
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA

Goji

David Karp
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Grape & Grape Rootstock

Matthew Clark
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Kiwifruit

Ross Ferguson
The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, Auckland, New Zealand

Mango

David Karp
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Mulberry

David Karp
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Nuts

Almond

Thomas M. Gradziel
Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA

Black Walnut

William Reid
P.O. Box 247
Chetopa, KS 67336

Chestnut

Michele R. Warmund
Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Hazelnut

Shawn Mehlenbacher
Department of Horticulture, Corvallis, OR 

Macadamia

Craig Hardner
University of Queensland, School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Pecan

Patrick J. Conner
Horticulture Dept., University of Georgia, Tifton, GA

Pistachio

Dan Parfitt (Emeritus)
Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA

Walnut

Pat J. Brown
Walnut Improvement Program, University of California, Davis, CA

Olive

Louise Ferguson
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA

Passionfruit

Eric T. Stafne
Mississippi State University, Poplarville, MS

Paw Paw

Kirk W. Pomper
Sheri B. Crabtree
Jeremiah D. Lowe
College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY

Peach & Nectarine

John Mark Lawton
Ksenija Gasic
Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Pear & Pear Rootstock

Soon Li Teh
Kate Evans
Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA

Persimmon

David Karp
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Pineapple

Garth M. Sanewski
Queensland Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries, Nambour, QLD, Australia

Pitahaya

Ricardo Goenaga
USDA-ARS, Tropical Agriculture Research Station, Mayaguez, PR

Plum & Interspecific Hybrids

John Mark Lawton
Ksenija Gasic
Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Pomegranate

John Chater
Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL

Red Bayberry

(Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc., Chinese bayberry, yangmei)

Yunfei Chen
Calmei, Fremont, CA

David Karp
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Sugar Apple

David Karp
Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

 

Contributors are needed for the following crops:

Banana

Coconut

Date

Guava

Jujube

Longan/Lychee

Papaya

Plum Rootstock

Rambutan

Soursop