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|Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award|
Distinguished Achievement Awards are given to encourage and recognize outstanding achievement of a specialized nature consistent with the overall objectives of the Society.
The Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award permits the recognition of noteworthy achievements in the Fruit Breeding Working Group.
This award recognizes "a modern fruit introduction having a significant impact on the fruit industry."
The award consists of a 3-inch bronze medal depicting a three-dimensional figure of Adam and Eve, (meant to represent all fruit and human breeding) the cultivar name; and name(s) of those associated with its breeding, testing, and introduction.
The selection committee (composed of the present, past, and incoming chairs of FRBR) will decide whether the nominated cultivar or germplasm meets the criteria established for the award. The recipient may be a breeder, releaser, or institution responsible for the cultivar or germplasm release; the recipient need not be an ASHS Member.
The award will be presented during the business meeting of FRBR during the ASHS Annual Conference.
1. Name and species of Cultivar
Individuals who want to submit nominations for this year's award should direct inquiries and send nominations via e-mail to:Dr. Jim Olmstead