The Ontario Heritage and Feral Apple Project  

COVID-19 UPDATE: Research activities at Canadian universities are currently restricted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please feel free to contact us, but our ability to receive and test samples is limited at this time.

Plant Population & Evolution Research Lab

There are apples everywhere. Some are under cultivation; some once were but are now abandoned; some are feral seedlings. We can't keep track of them all, but we'd be interested in knowing about the following:

• abandoned orchards (submit an orchard form)

• trees of historical interest, or notable for other reasons (form)

If you'd like to tell us about some old orchards or notable trees, please fill the forms indicated above to the best of your ability. Then you can send us an email ( telling us about the trees, with the form attached.

We'll map out these sites and hopefully use them in future research.

Keeping track of notable apples