[nafex] Collection of apple varieties
cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Mon Jan 30 22:58:27 EST 2012
Nick Botner's collection in Oregon is larger,
with something like 4000 varieties of apples,
pears, grapes, plums and cherries if I remember well.
There was a discussion recently here about the
fact that - unfortunately - he is now selling his
property. From what I understand, Mr. Botner is
now in his mid-80's and can't maintain such a large orchard anymore.
His list of varieties is on the internet, you
will find it easily with a search on his name.
Le 22:39 12.01.30, vous avez écrit:
>I gather from Jerry Lehmans mail to Group that
>Mr. Gene Wild has a collection of 800 apple
>varieties. I guess that it it must be the
>LARGEST collection owned by an individual.
>Am, I right? Or any of you know about a larger collection.
>It requires great passion to build such a large
>collection of varieties as it is not a good
>commercial strategy. In India, kings and big
>landlords used to build large collection of
>mango varieties but here I have not heard a
>collection bigger than of 350 mango
>varieties. However, 400 years ago there once
>existed a mango orchard which had one lakh
>(100,000) mango trees and it was called Lakh
>Bagh (bagh=orchard). But it was got planted by the great Moghul Emperor Akbar.
>I keep collecting such bits of information for
>my Fruit Factp which I publish weekly in
>Fruitipedia and one Indian newspaper. I think
>Genes collection can feature in that if it the
>largest collection by an individual.
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