Malus x robusta
Malus 'Carnival', a new French cultivar with beautiful fruits
In the afternoon we were shown round the Kew collection of Malus by Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum. Many are much less spectacular than the cultivars, but are of great interest nevertheless, and there was a lot of discussion about the variability of several species, especially M. yunnanensis and M. baccata, comparing the Kew specimens with samples brought in by participants.
Many thanks to Tony (left) and Nick (right) for making this a really interesting and informative day.