The Sheehan Genetics table grape breeding program commenced in Fresno, California in 1988 under Tim Sheehan.
the world and collected the rights (for breeding
purposes) to more than 200 table grape varieties.
As a plant breeder working for a production and
marketing company, Mr Sheehan knew what to
select and this collection contained some excellent
varieties with a wide range of maturity dates.
Crosses of these varieties form the basis of the
Sheehan Genetics Collection.
years later the result has been the Sheehan
Genetics Collection, with a focus on seedlessness, good eating quality, extending the season and vine productivity.
Today the Sheehan Genetics Collection is owned
internationally and managed by the SNFL Group.
SNFL Group’s Australian licensee is Sheehan
Genetics Australia Pty Ltd.
Sheehan Genetics Australia would also like to
acknowledge the roles of Mr James Rawlins and
Mr Russell Williams in the development of the
Sheehan Genetics Collection varieties.