MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – From a pool of more than 100 submissions, there was not just
names, that rose to the top of the list for the new tomato varieties created by
West Virginia University researchers Mannon Gallegly and Mahfuz Rahman in honor
of the 150th anniversary of the
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.
The popularity of those two names, combined with the ultimate decision to release both tomato varieties, resulted in the final selection of two official names: West Virginia '17A (Mountaineer Pride, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the WVU Davis College) and West Virginia '17B (Mountaineer Delight, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the WVU Davis College).