The Missing Genera Campaign asks folks with a ardour for crops to place collectively a National Plant Collection of their very own and be a part of the Plant Heritage neighborhood in rising, sharing and saving crops.
One of the lacking crops is the apricot, so I shortly checked on Genesys to see whether or not anybody else around the globe has British apricots stashed away. Turns on the market are two apricot forms of British origin which can be conserved in genebanks that publish their information on Genesys, a indisputable fact that I posted on Twitter too. Because, why not?
And that second one seems to be reasonably particular. As Plant Heritage quickly informed me, the Moor Park apricot is talked about by Jane Austen in Mansfield Park, which was printed concerning the time of the Battle of Waterloo.
Interestingly, the Moor Park apricot in Genesys is being conserved in Italy. But there should be different specimens within the UK, certainly?