Fruit identification

Let the RHS Fruit Specialist identify your mystery apple and pear cultivars

Apples

Postal fruit identification service

The RHS members’ postal fruit identification service is now closed for 2021.

Opportunities to have your fruit identified at RHS Gardens

We’ll be announcing the dates of our fruit identification days at RHS Gardens to identify your mystery cultivars later in the year.

Useful information

Have a go at identifying the fruit yourself using the 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.

RHS membership

Get the most out of your membership and see all the great benefits that can be enjoyed.

Find out more

RHS Membership

I enjoy a refreshing walk… my membership gives me free family days out as often as I like.

Mrs Giddings, RHS member

Join the RHS

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.