Robert K. Soost (November 13, 1920 – March 8, 2009) was a citrus expert and professor of genetics at University of California, Riverside, and sixth curator of the University of California Citrus Variety Collection.
Soost worked to develop important citrus varieties, including two noted grapefruits (the Oroblanco and the Melogold at that university's citrus experiment station in Riverside, California.) as well as two noted mandarins. Was a co-author of volume II of The Citrus Industry (book).
On March 8, 2009, the professor died from a heart attack.
- Citrus Genetic Resources in California Analysis and Recommendations for Long-Term Conservation Archived 2014-12-05 at the Wayback Machine page 15
- Soost R K , Cameron J W. “Oroblanco'. a triploid pummelo-grapefruit hybrid. Hort Sci. 1980.
- The Citrus Industry Volume II Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
- "Passings". Los Angeles Times. March 21, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2009.
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