The DNA Fingerprinting Scheme for apples, pears and cherries in 2022 (the 7th year of the scheme) has been launched, and is open to anyone who wants their fruit tree to be fingerprinted.
The scheme is run with NIAB-EMR at East Malling in Kent providing DNA analysis through their laboratory and submissions co-ordinated by Peter Laws of fruitID.com.
The charge will be £27.60 plus VAT per sample.
if you have an apple, pear or cherry tree that you would like to be fingerprinted, and identified if it matches the fingerprint of a known cultivar, you will first need to complete a sample bag request form and return it to Peter Laws as soon as you can. Bags will be sent out in May and June. No money is required at this stage.
Samples need to be submitted from mid-May to the end of June. There are details of scheme and the sample bag request form on the help page of fruitID.com, https://www.fruitid.com/index.html#help
Or you can access the relevant documents directly with the links below:
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