Title:

Apples in a Warmer World climate change trial at Brogdale Collections

Where:

Brogdale Collections, Faversham, Kent

Start Date:

Wednesday 14th August

Description:

The National Fruit Collections Trust has created and supported the “Apples in a Warmer World” long-term climate change apple production impact project to:

 

  • - provide professional and amateur fruit growers, breeders, pomologists and the supply chain with information on how apples might respond to possible climate change scenarios in the UK

  • - improve our understanding of how these possible climate scenarios might impact other perennial tree fruit crops

  • - provide a research facility and encourage engagement with the scientific community.

 

The tour will visit the bespoke 0.6 ha facility – three triple span polythene tunnels, with more than 15 different varieties of apple trees planted within, showing how the nine different modified environments are achieved.

 

In addition to an in-depth look at the climate change trial, the tour will also cover the other fruit collections held at Brogdale and show participants the breadth of the collections there.

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