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An internationally important collection of cider apples, with almost 300 different varieties, has been given to the National Trust to help secure its future and stop many of the rarer varieties becoming lost forever.

Apples growing in the orchards at Killerton, Devon. The apples are collected and made into cider, using a traditional cider press, by volunteers. Apples growing in the orchards at Killerton, Devon. Credit National Trust Images/Ross Hoddinott

Slack-ma-Girdle, Netherton Late Blower and Billy Down Pippin are just three of the apple varieties in the ‘National cider apple’ collection established over the course of more than 25 years by collector and donor Henry May.

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