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Will UC research lead to the yummiest avocado ever?

Led by subtropical horticulturalist Mary Lu Arpaia, UC Riverside’s avocado breeding program has released four varieties, including GEM, which boasts the same excellent characteristics as the coveted Hass, while reducing harvesting and maintenance costs for growers thanks to its consistent production and more compact trees.

“The focus of my research is to build a better avocado to enhance avocado consumption in the United States and to sustain the California avocado industry,” says Arpaia.

To learn more about the avocado program, visit Arpaia’s webpage.

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