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‘Scott’ is a vigorous and productive strawberry cultivar (Fragaria X ananassa Duch.) with firm, large fruit. Named for Donald H. Scott, former USDA strawberry breeder known internationally for breeding disease-resistant strawberries, this is the latest in a series of cultivars resistant to red stele root rot and bred for culture in the eastern United States by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Maryland.

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Three new cultivars of apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) were released for public nursery sales in 1978 and 1979 as products of an ongoing long-term breeding program at Minnesota (Table 1).

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‘Redwing’ is a primocane-fruiting (“fall-fruiting”) red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) cultivar (Fig. 1) developed by the Univ. of Minnesota fruit breeding program. It typically begins fruiting 10 to 14 days earlier than ‘Heritage’, the most widely grown commercial primocane-fruiting cultivar. ‘Redwing’ is intended to supplement or replace ‘Heritage’ in situations where earlier primocane fruiting is desired.

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‘Summercrisp’ is a cold-hardy, early-season pear (Pyrus spp. L.) cultivar introduced by the Univ. of Minnesota for use in cold climates where most pear cultivars grow poorly and do not fruit consistently. The name ‘Summercrisp’ connotes the early harvest season and that the fruit is best consumed without ripening, while the flesh is firm and crisp.

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‘Alderman’ is a large, sweet, cold-hardy, Japanese-type plum hybrid involving Prunus salicina Lindl. and P. americana Marsh. It is being introduced by the Univ. of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station for use in cold climates where other high-quality, Japanese-type plums may suffer winter injury. ‘Alderman’ was named after W.H. Alderman in commemoration of his 100th birthday in 1985 and in recognition of his many accomplishments as a scientist and administrator in horticultural science at the Univ. of Minnesota.

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A blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) breeding program was initiated at the Univ. of Minnesota in 1967 using V. corymbosum L. and V. angustifolium Ait. and hybrids between the species. The objective was to develop low-saturated, high-quality, cold-hardy cultivars for commercial as well as home garden use (3). ‘Northblue’, ‘Northsky’, and ‘Northcountry’ are the first cultivars introduced from this program.

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