Food and Farm Fruit Breeder

In this Sept. 22, 2010 photo, Dennis Tearry, chief executive officer of Dave Wilson Nursery, samples one of the pluots, a plum-apricot hybrid developed at  Zaiger Genetics in Modesto, Calif.  Floyd  Zaiger, 85, uses his 140-acre farm as a laboratory to develop new varieties of fruit through cross-pollination instead of using chemicals or DNA. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ORG XMIT: CARP105
In this Sept. 22, 2010 photo, Dennis Tearry, chief executive officer of Dave Wilson Nursery, samples one of the pluots, a plum-apricot hybrid developed at Zaiger Genetics in Modesto, Calif. Floyd Zaiger, 85, uses his 140-acre farm as a laboratory to develop new varieties of fruit through cross-pollination instead of using chemicals or DNA. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ORG XMIT: CARP105

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