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Diane Whitehead

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N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Research Institute
« on: 2021-11-15, 10:09:54 AM »
I have a booklet published in English in 1999 by The Far East Experiment Station near Vladivostok.

They have collections of forage crops, legumes, vegetables, berries, fruit trees, woody vines like Actinidia and Schizandra. They exchange plant material with other countries including Canada, U.S.A., Norway, France, Japan, China.

There are photos of some of the fruits and vegetables they have bred, including cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbages, potatoes, plums, honeysuckle, highbush cranberry, and grapes.

They provide plants and seeds to researchers.

They have a North American representative:  Northwoods Nursery in Molalla, Oregon.
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Re: N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Research Institute
« Reply #1 on: 2021-12-01, 06:00:02 AM »
They have a website too.
http://vir.nw.ru/test/vir.nw/index.php?lang=en

and a wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Plant_Industry
World's largest collection of seeds.

Nothing seems to have any recent news though.

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« Reply #2 on: 2021-12-03, 05:42:18 AM »
The USDA Genebank has a number of accessions that were imported from VIR and available to those in the USA doing breeding work. I've grown a number of the potato accessions and have tuber clones and TPS descended from them. 

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Re: N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Research Institute
« Reply #3 on: 2021-12-03, 10:37:48 AM »
Oh, this could be very useful! Some of those Russian-developed varieties are the most reliable I can find for my climate, and they did work on everything from kiwi to tomatoes. I'm going to look into this.