Coming to the end of June is the last time for sending in fruit tree leaf samples for DNA Analysis. These were sent to East Malling Research Establishment via Fruitid. I have sent 8 leaves of the following, and hopefully I will get a result. The Fruitid project is for pomologists, orchardists and fruit enthusiasts, whereas NIAB EMR’s DNA analysis is available to business’s.
Apple 1 – A local apple that hangs well into the New Year, green/yellow skinned.
Apple 2 – An apple sent to be from via USA many years ago. Never have been able to confirm its identity.
Apple 3 – An apple bought 25 years ago, from a well known UK supplier (who is no longer in business). Never have been able to confirm its identity from day one, or 3 years down the line. Skin colour when fully ripe is red all over, a really nice eating apple. All tags long dissappeared.
Apple 4 – An apple bought 25 years ago, from a well known UK supplier (who is no longer in business). Never have been able to confirm its identity from day one, or 3 years down the line. All tags long dissappeared. Skin very red on the sunny side and green/yellow on the opposite. Never goes fully red.
Pear 1 – A very old small July harvested pear. The original tree is over 100 years old and is on its last legs. Tried grafting onto quince, but always failed. Got one measily specimen gowing on Pyrodwarf.
Cherry 1 – Sold to me 25 years ago, as with the other 2 varieties above. Before the label dissapeared, the name was logged. But it is not that name.
Hopefully we keep you informed with any details, and we will update this page.