[nafex] Collection of apple varieties

Scott Smith scott at cs.jhu.edu
Tue Jan 31 16:18:02 EST 2012


FYI, I recently put up Nick's 2012 list, see http://www.slant.com/orchard/Botner-2012.PDF .  There isn't much change but if anyone is ordering this year look at this most recent list.  I hear this could be the last year Nick takes orders.

Scott

On Jan 30, 2012, at 11:15 PM, Gary Masog wrote:

>    Nick Bottner has close to 4000 apple varieties
> and  hopefully the below web site still has his list of
> fruit.
>    P.S. His place is for sale.
> 
> The list of Nick Bottner's varieties may be seen here:
> http://www.slant.com/orchard/Botner%202009%20List.PDF
> 
> Gary Masog
> Alaska
> 
> 
> 
> ----- 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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