National Fruit Collection

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The United Kingdom's National Fruit Collection is one of the largest collections of fruit trees and plants in the world. Over 2,040 varieties of apple, 502 of pear, 350 of plum, 322 of cherry and smaller collections of bush fruits, nuts and grapes are grown, in 150 acres (61 ha) of orchards.[1]

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National Fruit Collection
Orchards at Brogdale Farm
National Fruit Collection is located in Kent
National Fruit Collection
Location in Kent
LocationBrogdale, Kent, England
Coordinates51°18′01″N 0°52′45″E
Area150 acres (61 ha)
Owned byDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Managed byUniversity of Reading
Plants> 3,500 varieties Edit this at Wikidata

It has been curated and maintained at Brogdale Farm, Brogdale, Kent since 1952 and is owned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).[2] The University of Reading took over day-to-day maintenance of the collection in 2008.[3]

The collection includes two trees or bushes of each variety, in case one is lost.[3]