Tropical Fruit Genetics and Breeding

University of Florida
Tropical Research and Education Center
Homestead, FL

Applying modern molecular, genetic, genomic, and bioinformatics tools to improve tropical fruit species.


Our Vanilla story was recently picked up by WCJB Channel 20

Florida grown Vanilla might be on the way


Modern plant breeding is not about being content with what we have,
it's about creating what we need.


General Overview

This website was designed to communicate with growers, the general public, and those interested in supporting tropical fruit R&D.  Navigate through the selected crop species to understand our capabilities.  We are happy to discuss collaborations and future research opportunities for species in our current portfolio and for promising new species as well.


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