Bakersfield-based International Fruit Genetics holds groundbreaking ceremony for $12M campus in McFarland

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MCFARLAND, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield-based International Fruit Genetics held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new $12 million research and fruit-breeding campus in McFarland.

“This is the best place in the world to do what we do,” Co-Founder Jack Pandol said. “That’s why retailers and growers from around the world come here. This is where it happens.”

The new site is located at 29757 Elmo Hwy.

IFG is a fruit-breeding and licensing company known for its Cotton Candy and Sweet Globe grapes. For more information about the company, visit

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