|Residence||Modesto, California, United States|
|Fields||Biology, pomology, fruit hybridizing|
|Alma mater||UC Davis|
Floyd Zaiger (born 1926) is a biologist who is most noted for his work in fruit genetics, and founded Zaiger's Genetics. He was born in Nebraska and grew up in Iowa. Zaiger has developed both cultivars of existing species and new hybrids such as the pluot and the aprium. He uses cross-pollination, rather than gene-splicing or DNA manipulation, to develop new hybrids.
In Popular Culture
- Adler, Carlye (1 December 2004). "Designer Fruit". CNN. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- Horn, Jason (4 July 2007). "What’s the Difference Between a Pluot and an Aprium?". Chow. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- Dillon, Raquel Maria (22 October 2010). "Floyd Zaiger: 'Pluot' Creator Continues Perfecting Fruit With Meticulous, Low-Tech Breeding Methods". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
- Smith, Mark Haskell (2010). Baked. New York: Black Cat. ISBN 978-0-8021-7076-7.