Network for neglected and forgotten Fruit and Berries

About Fruit-Net

Fruit-Net is an online directory for rare varieties of fruits, berries and wild fruits. The main goal of this online service is to facilitate contacts between the upholders - people who collect, preserve, grow, propagate or sell old varieties of fruit and berry plants, classify varieties or study old pomology books. It is a part of European networking of NGOs and other organisations, institutions and privates, dealing in any way with old, local, forgotten, neglected and endangered varieties. It should improve the exchange of information, propagation material, know-how in conservation and talk shop between interested professionals and hobby breeders.
How to participate
You or your organisation / institution / collection can become a part of the Fruit-Net if you perform at least one of the following criteria:

  • NGO, dealing with old, local or endangered varieties of fruits or berries
    and / or
  • a collection of more than 100 varieties of common species (most of them endangered, local or rare)
    and / or
  • specialised organisations or privates, preserving a big number of varieties of few, but rare species
    and / or
  • governmental or private institution, researching, breeding and selling wide selection of old varieties of fruits and berries
    and / or
  • your collection is open for the public and has at least a regional importance -> in this case it can be additionally integrated in Arca-Net, an online travel guide to rare breeds and historical plants (

Free of charge
The service is free of charge and there is no long-term commitment or financial obligation for you and your organisation.
Members get a login. You fill in your information yourself and you are also allowed to change or delete your data at any time. There are no responsibilties for you (except for data and information) and no immediate gains. But as Fruit-Net is linked to numerous related web sites (FAO-GFU, SAVE-Foundation and others) and is available for everybody, there is some PR-Effect for example for associations, nurseries or arboreta looking for partners, members, customers or visitors.
The project is financed by Margarethe and Rudolf Gsell Foundation (Basel, Switzerland)
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