Our Tree Crops Group focuses on breeding new varieties of pipfruit and summerfruit with traits preferred by both producers and consumers. Our extensive germplasm and large capability in genomics and breeding technologies, combined with an integrated research programme across the Institute, allows to Group to develop a pipeline that supports the successful uptake of new cultivars.
The Tree Crops Group has staff located across five sites – Auckland, Palmerston North, Hawke’s Bay, Motueka and Clyde.
Science Group Leader: Dr Vincent Bus
Colour & Health
Pip & Summerfruit Breeding