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Patrick Moore


(WSU faculty since 1987)

Pat Moore

Contact Info

Office: WSU-Puyallup
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371-4998
Phone: 253.445.4525

Areas of Interest

Cultivar development and genetics of raspberries and strawberries:

  • Breeding fresh/processing strawberries and machine harvestable processing raspberries
  • Studies on Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus, Phytophthora root rot, nematodes and verticillium on raspberries
  • Testing markers for selecting for Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus resistance

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Forestry, Michigan State University
  • M.Sc., Forestry, University of Minnesota
  • B.S., Forestry, Oregon State University

Program Personnel

  • Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt, Scientific Assistant
  • Susie Smith, Ag. Research Tech. 2
  • Debbie Hebert, Ag. Research Tech. 1
  • Kara Lanning, PhD student (2010-2014)

Selected Publications

  • Zasada, I.A. and P.P. Moore. 2014. Host Status of Rubus Species and Hybrids for the Root Lesion Nematode, Pratylenchus penentrans. HortScience 49: 1128-1131.
  • Moore, P.P., W. Hoashi-Erhardt, B.H. Barritt, T.M. Sjulin, J.A. Robbins, C.E. Finn, R.R. Martin and M. Dossett.  2014. ‘Cascade Gold’ Raspberry.  HortScience 49:358-360.
  • Hoashi-Erhardt, W.K., Moore, P.P., Collins, D.P., Bary, A.I., & Cogger, C.G. 2013. Evaluation of Day-Neutral Cultivars for Organic Strawberry Production in Washington. Acta Horticulturae 1001, 167-174. 
  • Moore, P.P., & Hoashi-Erhardt, W.K. 2012. Comparative Response of Red Raspberry Cultivars to Phytophthora Root Rot.  Journal of the American Pomological Society 66, 28-33.
  • Ward, J.A., W.E. Boone, P.P. Moore and C.A. Weber. 2012. Developing Molecular Markers for Marker Assisted Selection for Resistance to Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus (RBDV) in Red Raspberry. Acta Hort 946:61-66.
  • Moore, P.P. and W.K. Hoashi-Erhardt. 2012.  Effects of Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus on Fruit Traits in Five Raspberry Cultivars. Acta Hort 946: 263-266.
  • Valenzuela-Estrada, L.R., D.R. Bryla, W.K. Hoashi-Erhardt, P.P. Moore and T.A. Forge. 2012. Root Traits Associated with Phytophthora Root Rot Resistance in Red Raspberry. Acta Hort 946: 283-287.
  • Moore, P.P., W.K. Hoashi-Erhardt, C.E. Finn and C. Kempler. 2011. ‘Puget Crimson’  Strawberry.  HortScience 46: 1698-1700.
  • Weber, C.A., P. Perkins-Veazie, P. Moore, and L. Howard. 2008. Variability of antioxidant content in raspberry germplasm. Acta Hort. 777:493-498.
  • Moore, P., P. Perkins-Veazie, C.A. Weber, and L. Howard. 2008. Environmental effect on antioxidant content of ten raspberry cultivars. Acta Hort. 777:499-504.

Cultivar Releases


Cascade Harvest raspberry
Cascade Harvest, 2013
U.S. Plant Patent applied for.


Cascade Gold raspberry
Cascade Gold, 2010


Cascade Bounty raspberry
Cascade Bounty, 2005
U.S. Plant Patent 18,246


Cascade Dawn raspberry
Cascade Dawn, 2005
U.S. Plant Patent 17,985


Cascade Delight strawberry
Cascade Delight, 2003
Patented as WSU 1090; U.S. Plant Patent 14,522


`Puget Crimson' strawberry
Puget Crimson, 2010
U.S. Plant Patent 22,781


Puget Summer strawberrySchwartze, 1999
U.S. Plant Patent 12,067; trademarked as ‘Puget Summer’


Puget Reliance strawberry
Puget Reliance, 1994
U.S. Plant Patent No. 9,310