1. Dedication: Arlen D. Draper: Blueberry Wizard

  1. Jules Janick
  1. James F. Hancock1 and
  2. Gene J. Galletta2

Published Online: 22 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470650059.ch1

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13

How to Cite

Hancock, J. F. and Galletta, G. J. (1995) Dedication: Arlen D. Draper: Blueberry Wizard, in Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470650059.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA

  2. 2

    Fruit Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 3 NOV 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471573432

Online ISBN: 9780470650059



  • Arlen D. Draper, the Blueberry Wizard;
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture and small fruit breeder, Arlen Draper;
  • small fruit cultivars, origination, testing and release - Arlen Draper's critical role in it;
  • Draper's keenness of observation - ability in perceiving and solving problems;
  • native species of blueberries - hybridized with cultivated types;
  • backcrossing and mixing genes of species - by intercrossing elite hybrids;
  • interspecific hybrids - Arlen Draper using it in highbush breeding program;
  • species backgrounds - of selected complex hybrids of Draper;
  • Draper's contributions to small fruit research - contract with USDA and network of cooperators;
  • Draper, noted for his extensive horticultural knowledge, and his vision for the future