The annual meeting of non-profit organisations that promote traditional and local fruit cultivars in Europe took place on 27 and 28 October in Troyes, France. The event coincided with the 40th anniversary of its organiser, Les Croqueurs de pommes®.
Carefully recorded information about the origins of the fruit varieties conserved in the British National Fruit Collection should help their French counterpart adjust their own records. Continue reading
Organisations from twelve European countries exhibited seven hundred varieties of heritage apples and pears from 5 to 8 October at Europom 2017 in the Czech Republic. Here are some of the countries’ contributions I witnessed.
On Thursday and Friday, we ran an educative workshop on apples for local primary schools, as part of their extra-curricular activities. It included a compote tasting session, designed as a formative sensory experience. Continue reading
Being guided through the cherry collection at Brogdale last week felt like being transported into an Eden of colours, shapes and tastes.
I visited Brogdale, home to the British National Fruit Collection, ‘one of the largest fruit collections in the world’1, on 3 and 4 July.
I am going to represent the French association LES CROQUEURS de pommes® at the international exhibition of local fruit varieties EUROPOM 2017 that will take place in the Czech Republic in October.