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Peter M Hirst

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Professor of Horticulture
765.494.1323
765.494.0391
Horticulture Room 317

Area of Expertise: Pomology

Courses currently taught:

HORT 42100, Fruit Production

Awards & Honors

(2010) Golden Apple Award. Indiana Horticultural Society.

(2006) Junior Extension Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association.

(2005) Shepard Award. American Pomological Society.

Selected Publications

Wan, Y., Gao, H., Zhao, Z., Lu, Y., Wang, L., Yuan, J., & Hirst, P. M. (in press). An Early Ripening Apple Cultivar 'Qinyang'. HortScience.

Malladi, A., & Hirst, P. M. (2010). Increase in fruit size of a spontaneous mutant of ‘Gala’ apple (Malus x domestica Borkh) is facilitated by altered cell production and enhanced cell size. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61, 3003-3013.

Robinson, T., Wolfe, D., Masabni, J., Anderson, R., Azarenko, A., Freer, J., . . . McCluskey, B. (2010). Performance of plum rootstocks with ‘Stanley’, ‘Valor’, ‘Veeblue’ and ‘Santa Rosa’ as the scions in the 1991 NC-140 multi-state plum trial. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 64, 173-182.

Hirst, P. M., & Malladi, A. (2008). A new understanding of fruit size. Compact Fruit Tree, Special issue, 15-16.

Hirst, P. M., Reighard, G., Andersen, R., Anderson, J., Autio, W., Beckman, T., . . . Warmund, M. (2007). Growth and yield of ‘Redhaven’ peach on nineteen rootstocks at twenty North American locations. Acta Horticulturae, 732, 271-278.

Masabni, J., Andersen, R., Azarenko, A., Brown, G., Freer, J., Hayden, R., . . . Wolfe, D. (2007). Performance of plum rootstocks with ‘Stanley’, ‘Valor’, and ‘Veeblue’ as the scion in the 1990 NC-140 multi-state plum trial. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 61, 196-207.

Hirst, P. M. (2006). Explaining natural variation in apple fruit size in terms of cell production and cell cycle gene expression.. 3rd International Rosaceae Genomics Conference, ISHS.

Hirst, P. M. (2006). Performance of ‘Gala’ apple on four semi-dwarf rootstocks: a ten-year summary of the 1994 NC-140 rootstock trial.. J. Amer. Pom. Soc., 60(2), 58-68.

Hirst, P. M. (2006). Performance of ‘Gala’ trees on 18 dwarfing rootstocks: ten-year summary of the 1994 NC-140 rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pom. Soc., 60(2), 69-83.

Hirst, P. M., Robinson, T., Anderson, L., Azarenko, A., Barritt, B., Brown, G., . . . Stover, E. (2004). Performance of Cornell-Geneva rootstocks across North America in multi-location NC-140 rootstock. Acta Horticulturae, 658(1), 241-245.