How 'Bout Them Apples?


If you shop in supermarkets, you'd be forgiven for thinking that apples come in only four or five varieties, and pretty bland ones at that. But a visit to Britain's National Fruit Collection at Brogdale would immediately dispel that notion. Brogdale boasts the world's largest collection of fruit trees across 61 hectares of fertile Kent countryside — over 2,300 varieties of apple, 550 of pear, 350 of plum and 220 of cherry, as well as more than 320 varieties of bush fruits, nuts and vines.

All of Brogdale's fruits have different characteristics of shape, color, flavor, sweetness, fragrance...

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