At Lassen Canyon Breeding we are focused on high quality, flavorful berries with regional variety development. We pride ourselves on creating quality varieties with an emphasis on production and pathogen tolerance. It takes years of dedication to breed the right strawberry plant that produces the qualities the industry is looking for.
The breeding program at Lassen Canyon Nursery started in 2000, under breeder Jim Bagdasarian. Hybrid seed production, seedling screenings and variety trials are carried out annually at numerous locations to continuously advance Lassen Canyon Breeding’s gene pool.
Lassen Canyon Breeding has developed and released five cultivars that meet our standards: Sweet Ann, Stella, Scarlet, Lucia, and Ruby June.
To aid in the development of Lassen Canyon Breeding, breeder Travis Stegmeir, PhD and breeding associate Nick Pinkerton have recently joined the team. Lassen Canyon Breeding’s pipeline is full of new and exciting selections. We are evaluating and highly scrutinizing a handful of potential new varieties. We look forward to announcing new releases soon!
We are excited about the future and our role in providing new and exciting varieties for years to come!