Welcome to International Plant Sélection

Stone fruit varieties
license manager

World-wide known fruit variety selector

International Plant Selection

Leader on the fruit varieties market

A family story

A fascinating family story which started in 1933 with the establishment of the Darnaud nursery. In 1960, thanks to genetic progress on fruit colour and size, new fruit varieties are developed in the United States, giving birth to the« modern peach». The critical role of plant variety selector and manager of new varieties licenses became obvious to plant breeders, giving them access to competences and skills not commonly available in other countries !

In 1992, the Darnaud Family decided todifferentiate the area of stone fruit varieties research and development, from the historically well-known activity of nurseryman giving birth then to International Plant Selection (IPS).

Over time, IPS started to assume a leading role in this domain of expertise, starting in its15 hectares of experimental orchards in Drôme Provençale (France), and 6 hectares in the region of Murcie (Spain).
IPS developed an internationally recognised reputation thanks to exclusive collaboration with numerous stone fruit breeders all over the world. The company established a solid reputation thanks to itsattention to details in its work of selection, its capacity to innovate, and to adapt to each country’s requirements. It is also the quality of the personalised and continuous follow-up offered to the plant breeders and fruit producers that have distinguished IPSas a French leading enterprise.

Discover IPS

Exclusive contracts with world-wide plant breeders

A strong network

Zaiger’s genetics, Summerland, Newcot, Stargrow, Global fruit

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A strong team

Passionate and

Progressing hand in hand with fruit producers

One of the assets of IPS is its team which is committed, young and dynamic.

Driven by transparency and authenticity, IPS team is at the service of breeders and fruit producers aiming to guarantee them total satisfaction. Its members are mobile and field oriented meeting their clients on site in order to identify the best varieties best suited to the requirements ofeach country.

IPS team members are also the ambassadors of French business excellence : frankness and warmth in the contact, reliability, elegance, attentive listening.

Meet the team

A large range of stone fruit

Our fruit varieties




Fruits à coque



Peaches, Nectarines, Cling-stone peaches

Pêches, nectarines, pavies

Flat peaches

Pêches, nectarines, pavies


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