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Let the RHS Fruit Specialist identify your mystery apple and pear cultivars
From 1 September 2020, we are pleased to offer RHS members a free fruit identification service. We’ve made some changes to the service this year so please read the details below before sending in your fruits to us.
Please provide the following information in a letter accompanying the fruit (if you don’t include the printed form above)
We will aim to respond to you within 10 working days of receiving your fruit. However, some samples can take more work to identify, so please bear with us if it takes longer.
Have a go at identifying the fruit yourself using Fruit ID website.
Keen individuals, orchards and nurseries may consider using DNA identification. This is offered by NIAB EMR research institute for apples, pears, strawberries and raspberries from samples of new growth in early summer. Please note: this service can be expensive and would advise discussing the cost first.
Brogdale Collections, home of the National Fruit Collection, offer paid postal apple and pear identification service until 1 December.
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