East Malling Research Station was established in Kent in 1913 to address the practical needs of fruit growers.
Our 16th Apple Story explores the important work on apple rootstocks that took place at East Malling Research Station (now known as NIAB EMR).
Led by British horticulturalist and pomologist Sir Ronald G Hatton, who was its director from 1914 to 1948. On 5th September 1917 he published the first nine types of recommended ‘Paradise apple’ rootstocks.
‘Paradise Rooted In War’ features archive photographs from East Malling Research Station.
We also have an Apples & People music commission by Samuel Read, Thomas Nelson and Gareth Swindail-Parry who form the composers’ collective ‘Unredacted Productions’.
This piece of music celebrates the classification of the Malling M9 rootstock and includes programme notes that explain how it was written and composed.