A new apple breeding programme in the Ystwyth Valley, West Wales

 

Developing resilient new varieties for a range of uses.

 

Combining desirable traits from the best commercial, heritage and local varieties. 

 

Supporting horticultural diversification in Wales.

 

Responding to challenges posed by climate change.

 

Helping to revive the tradition of apple breeding in the United Kingdom.

 

First selections expected in 2018



Recently germinated apple seedlings
Apple seedlings growing in coldframe
Apple seedlings after one and two years of growth