[nafex] Collection of apple varieties

Gary Masog gary.masog at gci.net
Mon Jan 30 23:15:49 EST 2012

    Nick Bottner has close to 4000 apple varieties
and  hopefully the below web site still has his list of
    P.S. His place is for sale.

The list of Nick Bottner's varieties may be seen here:

Gary Masog

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr. Chiranjit Parmar" <parmarch_mnd at dataone.in>
To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:39 PM
Subject: [nafex] Collection of apple varieties

> Dear all,
> I gather from Jerry Lehman’s 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 Facts” which I
> publish weekly in Fruitipedia and one Indian newspaper.  I think Gene’s
> collection can feature in that if it the largest collection by an
> individual.
> Jerry:
> Can you give me contact details of Gene Wild?
> Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
> 186/3 Jail Road
> Mandi HP 175001, India
> 01905-222810; 094181-81323
> www.fruitipedia.com
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