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Jules Janick

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture
Horticulture Room 330
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

Area of Expertise: Plant Genetics and Breeding

Courses currently taught:

  • HORT 30600/HIST 30200, History of Horticulture
  • HORT 40300, Tropical Horticulture

Awards & Honors

(2012) Morrill Award Finalist. Purdue University.

(2011) Fruit Cultivar Award (GoldRush). American Society for Horticultural Science.

(2011) Lifetime Achievement Award. National Association of Plant Breeders. National Association of Plant Breeders.

(2010) Doctor Honoris Causa. University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

(2010) Outstanding Alumni Award. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

(2010) Patent Recognition. Purdue University.

(2010) Recognition Plaque. Purdue-Brazil Project.

(2009) PNASF International gold medal award. Dr.Prem Nath Agricultual Science Foundation.

(2008) À titre de confèrencier de prestige pour l'annee 2007-2008. Centre de recherce en horticulture, Universitè, Laval, Quebec City, Canada.

(2006) A.E. Thompson Career Award. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops.


Janick, J. (2011). PVP 200400143 Adagio arugula. U.S. Patent No. PVP 200400143. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Janick, J. (2009). Co-op 31 apple (WineCrisp tm ). U.S. Patent No. 20,437. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Paris, H., Daunay, M. C., & Janick, J. (2012). Occidental diffusion of cucumber, Cucumis sativus, 500 to 1300 CE. Two Routes to Europe.. Annals of Botany, 109, 117-126.

Janick, J. (2012). Fruits and nuts of the Villa Farnesina. Arnoldia, 70(2), 20-27.

Janick, J., & Stolarczyk, J. (2012). Ancient Greek Illustrated Dioscoridean Herbals: Origins and Impact of the Juliana Anicia Codex and the Codex Neopolitanus". Atiner's Conference Paper Series MDT2012-0008 p 5-15, 8.

Janick, J. (2012). Revelations from Histoire Naturelle des Indes known as The Drake Manuscript: Horticulture and History. Chronica Horticulturae, 52(1), 14-22.

Janick, J., & Hummer, K. (2012). The 1500th Anniversary ( 512-2012) of the Juliana Anicia Codex: An Illustrated Dioscoridean Recension. Chronica Horticulturae, 52(2), 9-15.

Janick, J. (2012). The cucurbits and nightshades of Renaissance England: John Gerard and William Shakespeare. In Horticultural Reviews (Vol. 40, pp. 215-257). Hoboken, NY: Wiley.

Janick, J. (2012). Horticultural Reviews 39 (Vol. 39). NJ: Wiley, Hoboken.

Janick, J. (2012). Horticultural Reviews 40 (Vol. 40). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Janick, J., Paris, H., & Daunay, M. C. (2012). The cucurbits and nightshades of Renaissance Englan. In Horticulture Reviews (Vol. 40, pp. 215-257).

Janick, J. (2012). History of Hawaiian Pomology; Introduction to the workshop. HortScience, 47(10), 13388-1389.