CGN apple collection

The apple collection has a special status, as it is the only field collection of CGN. The collection is maintained as trees in an orchard at the Randwijk experimental station. Requests for scions can be made via the CGN website. The collection mainly consists of old Dutch varieties, material from Dutch pomological organisations and from the former research institutes of Wageningen University & Research. The first old apple varieties were already collected in 1976, in an effort to conserve varieties which were no longer used in commercial production.