2015 Inventor of the Year Award (New Jersey Inventors Hall Of Fame)
Rutgers tree fruit breeder Dr. Joseph Goffreda, director of the Rutgers Fruit & Ornamental Research Extension Center in Cream Ridge, NJ, won the 2015 Inventor of the Year Award for breeding a hybrid peach with highly desirable characteristics. This hybrid peach is resistant to environmental adversity and has advanced fruit quality, thus enabling New Jersey to be a leading state in peach production.
New peach and nectarine varieties help Eastern growers compete (Good Fruit Grower)
Traditionally, the market has hung its hat on yellow-fleshed peaches, said Jerry Frecon, a Rutgers University emeritus professor and horticultural consultant to Adams County Nursery of Aspers, Pennsylvania. …Frecon said there are plenty of new peaches and nectarines being developed. Many in the Mid-Atlantic states are coming from Rutgers University’s Tree Fruit Breeding Program, under the direction of plant biology and pathology professor Joseph Goffreda, at Cream Ridge, New Jersey.
Summer living is peachy keen! (myCentralJersey.com)
“Peach production continues to be a challenge in New Jersey with a wide variety of pests, high production and labor costs, irregular weather patterns, and vigorous competition from other peach-producing areas,” said Jerry Frecon, retired Gloucester County Agricultural Agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension. “In spite of these obstacles, New Jersey remains a great place to grow and provide consumers high quality flavorful peaches.”
- It’ll be a peachy season for peaches – if weather holds up (Philly.com)
- Embrace the Fuzz of New Jersey’s Peaches (NYTimes.com)
- New Jersey peaches: Delicious and nutritious (NJ.com)
- Finding A Cold-Hardy Peach Variety Is Not That Easy (Growing Produce)
- New Jersey peach crop arriving late but with top quality fruit (Press of Atlantic City)
- Why Peach Queen 2015 will also be Peach Queen 2016 at Glouco fair (Philly.com)