290+ fruit & vegetable varieties developed at Cornell AgriTech since 1880

Our breeders are committed to releasing new varieties of apples, grapes, berries and vegetables that support the prosperity of New York farms and food businesses.

By combining traditional methods with the latest molecular techniques, such as marker-assisted selection, our breeders are able to improve fruit quality, productivity, insect and disease resistance, tolerance to cold weather and the growth habits of trees and vines. The information below is based on available data for the featured fruit and vegetable varieties in the U.S.

'Valvin Muscat'

160+ acres planted

$8.5M+ in wine sales

118,000+ vines sold

'Aromella'

64+ acres planted

$3.8M+ in wine sales 

44,000+ vines sold

'Corot Noir'

64+ acres planted

$4.3M+ in wine sales

45,000+ vines sold

'Arandell'

40+ acres planted

$2.4M+ in wine sales

30,000+ vines sold

'Noiret'

166+ acres planted

$11.3M+ in wine sales

116,000+ vines sold

'Clancy' strawberry

4.7M+ plants sold

658 acres planted

'L’Amour' strawberry

5.6M+ plants sold

775 acres planted 

'Double Gold' raspberry

79K+ plants sold
55 acres planted

'Crimson Night' raspberry

Sold in small batches to home owners

47K+ plants sold
33 acres planted

'Crimson Giant' raspberry

812K+ plants sold

560 acres planted 

'Purple Wonder' strawberry

Sold in small batches to home owners

10K+ plants sold

'Snapdragon'

1,000 acres are grown in New York state

9,103% sales increase since its release in 2015

147

growers in New York state produce Ruby Frost and Snapdragon

'RubyFrost'

400 acres are grown in New York state