Founded in 2001 in Bakersfield, California, International Fruit Genetics (IFG) develops new varieties of table grapes and sweet cherries and has quickly grown to become one of the top breeding operations in the world. IFG’s breeding program seeks to create new varieties, which have important commercial advantages over existing public, or proprietary varieties. IFG has patented 23 new grape varieties and 4 new low chill cherry varieties. There are many more selections in the pipeline currently undergoing testing both in the United States and in production regions worldwide. IFG has created a worldwide community by licensing the right to grow its proprietary varieties to top growers and marketers in fifteen countries. Through its proprietary varieties, quality standards and grower community, IFG has developed a reputation for excellence with growers, marketers, and retailers worldwide. IFG is led by the worldrenowned plant breeder, Dr. David Cain and Dr. Chis Owens, a molecular biologist research specialist in plant breeding.