Author Bio

David Doud grew up on an apple orchard and fruit tree nursery in north-central Indiana. Following horticultural studies at Purdue he returned to the farm in 1977. He and his wife Valerie operate a retail fruit farm with seasonal sales across the road from where he grew up. He is a founding member and current Board Chair of the Midwest Apple Improvement Association and has spent the last 20 years involved in the breeding and selection of new apple varieties.