2005 Henry J. Fisk (Development of Citrus Cultivars with Reduced Juvenility)

Development of Citrus Cultivars with Reduced Juvenility

The overall objective of this project has been to develop technology that will allow for the creation of commercially important citrus species that have reduced juvenility. Since most citrus improvement programs involve the use of seedlings, plants with reduced juvenility will prove invaluable for expediting work that is based in conventional breeding, biotechnology, or a combination of the two due to a shorter time period required for screening, evaluations and/or subsequent crosses.