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Your orchard varieties

Many varieties of fruit have been lost over the years having no verified records for decades. But sometimes old fruit trees are found to which no one is able to put a name. Clearly some of the lost varieties will be these unidentified varieties but the knowledge gap makes reuniting the two a difficult task. To help secure all our existing varieties PTES keep a register of their location.

If you have a list or plan of an orchard with variety names, please send it in. We’re also interested in historical documents such as estate maps or nursery catalogues so send those in too.

Know your orchard varieties?

If you know what varieties are growing in your orchard we want to hear from you. We're building a map of what varieties are grown where, helping us prevent more rare varieties from getting lost.

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    [The biological data collected through this survey, including the locations, is shared with a number of third parties for analysis and to help guide conservation action e.g. statutory agencies, universities and other NGOs. This data never includes your personal details.]

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