May 9, 2013 - 14:04
Jason Jandrew

Age

35

Job Title

Plant Breeder

Company

Pan American Seed Co., Guadalupe, Calif.

Accomplishments

Participated in the breeding and introduction of 10 new series and numerous viola varieties; Continues to develop new products and the breeding of various seed crops.

Extracurricular

Favorite food: Honey lavender gelato. After relocating, Jason couldn't find a place that carried it, so he learned how to make it himself. In his spare time: Gardening, hiking, reading brewing beer...and drinking it!

Fun Fact

Continuing a family tradition: Jason's grandfather studied horticulture at Alfred University in New York and was known for growing more than 200 dahlias in his garden every year — carefully lifting the tubers each fall, then dividing and planing them again in the spring.