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Rutgers offers a wide variety of agricultural products including cranberries, dogwoods, basil, hazelnuts, turfgrass, and more. If you have additional questions about any of our agricultural breeding programs, please contact us.

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  • Scarlet Fire® Dogwood
    • Rutgers’ first Cornus kousa in 45 years of breeding
    • Darkest, most-consistently pink-bracted selection, with deep pink to fuchsia coloration at its peak.
    • Dramatic bracts glow pink from a distance.
    • Leaves are an attractive dark green with purple tinges in new growth, especially on young plants.
    • The moderately vigorous tree is well branched and grows 3+ feet in first year and to 8 feet tall in years 8-10.
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Passion DMR Basil
    • A beautiful sweet basil for potted plant and field production.
    • Exhibits vigorous growth with a high leaf to stem ratio
    • Ability to regrow after many harvests over a season
    • Slightly cupped leaf of a greater size compared to Rutgers Obsession DMR.
    • Downy mildew resistant
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Crimson Queen Cranberries
    • Early fruit color development
    • Good color, high fruit anthocyanin (red pigment) content
    • Large fruit size
    • More rapid establishment and vigorous vine growth
    • The potential for high consistent yields compared to the early maturing Ben Lear variety
    • Crimson Queen® displays 50% bloom 2-3 days earlier than the Stevens variety
    • Crimson Queen® tested as higher yielding than the current standard Stevens variety in New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts variety trials
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Hyperion Dogwood flower
    • Produces profuse, very attractive white flowers (bracts)
    • You will be pleasantly surprised how the flowers will almost completely cover the tree
    • During the fall months you will enjoy admiring the attractive strawberry-like fruit
    • Expect dark green foliage during the summer, while the fall foliage is multi-colored, with shades of yellow, purple, and orange leaves
    • This dogwood variety has developed a reputation for good tolerance of drought conditions
    • Hyperion® is noted for high resistance to the diseases powdery mildew and anthracnose. In fact, no insect or disease problems have been observed during the almost 30 years since the original Hyperion® hybrid seedling was established in the field.
    • The original tree of Hyperion® was over 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide at 20 years of age
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Saturn Dogwood tree
    • Saturn® is distinguished by an upright, vigorous growth, a compact dense form – wider than tall
    • Saturn® will produce lustrous attractive green leaves
    • With Saturn® expect masses of overlapping large white flowers (bracts)
    • Expect a mid - spring flower time, providing a show when other dogwoods have stopped flowering
    • Saturn® will produce a tree that is extremely healthy and vigorous
    • Saturn® is highly resistant to dogwood anthracnose and the common dogwood borer, providing good staying power
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Red Pygmy Dogwood flower
    Strengths & Qualities
    • The variety Red Pygmy® is a rare dwarf red flowering dogwood that is ideal for use in a small garden space.
    • Red Pygmy® may be used in Japanese-style gardens, as a specimen plant, or used in grouping with other dwarfs of comparable size and shape.
    • It is a true genetic dwarf, growing no higher than 3 feet during the first 5 years of age with a mature height of approximately 7 feet after 10 years
    • Flowers (bracts) are abundant, producing over 50 somewhat twisted, deep pink – red flowers that are the size of standard dogwoods, three plus inches in diameter
    • Consistent bloomer each year, flowering in late April and into May – in New Jersey
    • Expect dense side-branches that produce a mounded appearance to the small tree
    • In fall months you will be rewarded with attractive bright red fruit
    • Expect attractive dark green foliage during the summer, with the leaves turning shades of orange and brown in the fall
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Red Beauty Dogwood flower
    • Beautiful small-medium tree (height 6 to 10 feet, considered semi-dwarf) offering many smallish red blooms.
    • Dense appearance due to profuse branching, with a broad canopy and elegant horizontal branches.
    • In mid-spring, this heavy bloomer presents inconspicuous yellow-green flower clusters surrounded by four showy dark rose-red bracts. These are followed by clusters of bright red berry-like fruits which are eaten by birds.
    • Its medium-green leaves turn purple-red in fall.
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Ruth Ellen Dogwood tree
    • At peak bloom in the spring trees of Ruth Ellen® produce a flower (bract) that is a brilliant white color
    • Ruth Ellen® is known for producing a vigorous and hardy tree
    • Flowers later than most varieties of dogwood
    • Ruth Ellen® has good resistance to the diseases powdery mildew and anthracnose
    Contact Name Christine Chow
  • Rutgers Celestial Dogwood flower
    • Noted for its creamy white abundant flowers (bracts) when the tree is fully developed
    • Will produce a hardy and vigorous growing tree
    • Flowers are white with a tinge of green and form a deep cup - bracts overlap
    • Blooms 4 to 6 days after the variety Ruth Ellen™
    • Celestial® has good resistance to the diseases powdery mildew and anthracnose
    Contact Name Christine Chow