If you were to count the number of different types of fruit trees, you would reach about 130 different varieties that surround the kitchen garden.
There are a lot of old historical varieties that are rarely found in people’s gardens nowadays. Fredriksdal is a local clone archive for south-Swedish fruit varieties, in cooperation with the Programme for Cultivated Diversity at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp.
Fredriksdal is responsible at present for growing about 46 different varieties of apple, plum and cherry. There are two trees of every variety and the idea is to be able to have them all on show as well as to preserve the variety for the future. It is important to stimulate an interest in eating, growing and developing products from the fruits and berries that have almost been lost in time.