The National Fruit Collection - what it is and why we have it

18 October 2012, 7.30 PM - 18 October 2012, 7.30 PM

Room B75, School of Biological Sciences, Woodland Road, BS8 1UG
The National Fruit Collection contains over 3,500 varieties of apples, pears, plums, cherries, and bush fruit.

It is owned by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of the UK’s collection of genetic resources.

Dr. Ordidge (University of Reading) is the scientific curator of the collections, and will talk about the valuable diversity represented within the many different varieties, the origins of some of this diversity and the scientific work that goes on to protect the varieties for the future.

Admission: Free to Friends (on production of membership card.).Visitors will be asked for a £5 donation.

Further information: Tel  0117 331 4906 / email

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