Skip to main content.

Welcome to the National Fruit Collection

pear on a tree

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and includes over 3,500 named Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry, Bush fruit, Vine and Cob Nut cultivars. Located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham (Kent), the collection is owned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is part of an international programme to protect plant genetic resources for the future.

The University of Reading has taken over responsibility for the curation and maintenance of the National Fruit Collection in collaboration with the Farm Advisory Services Team (FAST), who are based at Brogdale Farm. Public access is organised by Brogdale Collections, who are developing the site as a visitor attraction.

Search NFC
You can search the NFC database for information and photographs of many fruit varieties in the collection.
Commercial Growers
For professional advice on commercial growing see the FAST website.
Brogdale Farm
brogdale collections logo
The Brogdale Collections website has details of forthcoming events and information on visiting Brogdale Farm.
For retail plant sales and details of the other businesses at Brogdale Farm, see Brogdale Market Place.