A place where fruit varieties find refuge
Where trees live and thrive in safety
Where our heritage is preserved forever
Temperate Orchard Conservancy (TOC) was established in March 2012 to preserve and share the genetic diversity of trees fruits that are grown in the temperate climate zones of the world.
TOC is starting its work by cloning the largest private collection of heirloom apple trees in the United States, the Botner Collection. The trees, some 4,500 distinct apple varieties, are being established at their permanent home, Almaty Farm in Molalla, Oregon.
The work has begun.