I.V. Michurin had always reckoned his life goal being in radical improvement of orchard assortment and their replenishment with more productive varieties of a better quality. He dreamt of “transferring” South to the North so that winterproof varieties of apple, pear, plum trees and grape could grow somewhere in Voronezh or Tambov provinces.
Michurin strove for the possibility to cultivate the varieties of fruit trees and bushes that are usually grown in the south in milder climate conditions of Russian midland.
Not one decade has passed since then, the approach to selection has been changing, methods and technologies have been developing. But even today it is obvious that Michurin’s business is still alive.