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  • Brogdale Farm – One of the best and most reliable ways to identify fruit varieties is to get help from Brogdale Farm, home of the British National Fruit Collection in Kent. Identification costs £20 per sample
  • Pollination compatibility checker – A handy little tool created by Ashridge Trees nursery that you can use to find the best pollination partners
  • Garden Apple ID – A website to help you identify tou apples maintained by Alison Harding
  • Plant Heritage maintain large lists of fruit varieties and their locations
  • Natural England – Delivers an agri-environment scheme which provides funding to farmers and other land managers in England. Hosts a full suit of habitat and land designation maps on MAGIC
  • Orchard Network of Excellence – ONE  – The Orchard Network of Excellence is the centre for the growers of commercial cider and perry fruit in Britain. It is supported by the country’s leading cider makers and is funded by the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM).
  • RHS – The Royal Horticultural Society have had strong links with orchards and fruit since its inception in 1804. They recognise plants and fruit varieties with Awards of Garden Merit.
  • The National Trust, as the UK’s second largest landowner, has many orchards under its purview, many of which are associated with historic buildings and landscapes, and hold a huge selection of varieties.
  • FruitID is the place to go to find information about varieties and try to identify an unknown fruit.
  • Vigo presses – popular vendor of quality hobby equipment and consumables for juicing and cider making production as well as for preserving garden produce, and orchard management, including new Juice and Strain equipment

 

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