National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland holds several significant collections of historic apple cultivars, many include ancient trees from early in the 20th century or before.

In the grounds of Falkland Palace and at Priorwood there are ancient orchards of Apples, Pears and Plums set in wildflower meadows.

At Fyvie Castle there is a modern collection of fruit with Scottish connections, established in 2000 with just under 60 apple cultivars. The collection also includes other top fruit and soft fruit cultivars with Scottish connections.

Other NTS properties with significant fruit collections include, Kellie Castle, Pitmedden, Culzean Castle, several of these orchards have un-named ancient trees. At The Pineapple we have a small collection (80 trees) of ornamental apple trees, the fruits from these are ideal for making jelly.

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National Trust for Scotland

Locations below

Culzean Castle, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

There are 55 named apple cultivars displayed in the walled garden.

Falkland Palace & Gardens, Falkland, KY15 7BY

Orchard dating from late 1800’s. 56 named cultivars. Annual apple event, and fruit is sold on site.

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS

Collection of fruit with Scottish connections displayed in the walled garden planted in 2000 with 60 named apple cultivars.

Geilston, Main Road, Cardross, Argyll, G82 5HD

Here there is a small orchard with nine named cultivars, and a small Katja (Katy) orchard within the vegetable garden.

Kellie Castle, Pittenweem, KY10 2RF

A collection of 67 named cultivars in the walled garden and each year there is an Apple event in October, fruit sold on site.

Pitmedden Garden, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7PD

Apples displayed in the walled garden and a new orchard. Annual apple event.

Priorwood Garden, Abbey Street, Melrose, Borders, TD6 9PX

75 named cultivars. Apple event in October, fruit sold at the event and in season.

The Pineapple, Near Airth, Falkirk, FK2 8LU

Collection of ornamental crab apples displayed in the walled garden.