The RHS hosts special sessions throughout the year where an expert will be on hand to identify a range of fruit cultivars of apples, pears, plums and many others. This carried out by RHS Horticultural specialist Jim Arbury and at the larger events with assistance from other specialists.

Experts may be able to identify pest and diseases damage too so please bring along three or more fruits of each cultivar. These should be mature typical specimens complete with stalks.

Dates and venues for 2017


Times: 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm unless otherwise stated.

7 September: RHS Garden Wisley
14 September: RHS Garden Rosemoor
27 September: RHS Garden Wisley
3–4 October: RHS Harvest Festival Show (times to be confirmed)
7–8 October: Rosemoor Apple Festival (times to be confirmed)
18–22 October: Taste of Autumn at RHS Garden Wisley (10am–5pm)
28–29 October: RHS Garden Harlow Carr (times to be confirmed)
3–5 November: Late Fruit & Vegetable competition at RHS Garden Wisley (3 Nov: 2pm–4pm; 4 & 5 Nov: usual times)

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