Europom 2013

This year Europom 2013 will take place on octobre 4-6 in Hamburg (Germany),
nd on
octobre 16-17 in Limoges (France).

Europom is the biggest fruit exposition of Europe, yearly organized in another european country.
Since 1989, started by the NBS (Nationale Boomgaardenstichting) and in collaboration with a number of partners, EUROPOM happenings are being organized in several countries.

Europom 2013 Hamburg

All expositions and speeches at Europom 2013 are the result of a collaboration between about 20 nonprofit organizations from 15 different countries that are engaged in the preservation of old fruit varieties and their heritage orchards. This year, and this again after 7 years, “Pomologen-Verein” hosts Europom, which will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from 4th till 6th October.

The central theme of Europom 2013 is Northern Germany and its amount of old fruit varieties. A lot of these varieties are found in the Scandinavian countries as well  because a network of orchards and old fruit varieties is expanded along and beyond the formerly trade routes of the “Hanse” cities. At Europom 2013 experts from the “east see countries” as well from the “classical fruit countries” will be present .


On Friday 4th October a conference will be held about the genetic preservation of old varieties, their commercialization and the maintenance of full standard fruit trees. The actual  program for Friday 4th October can be downloaded here.

On Saturday 5th October lectures will be given about environmental conservation,  apple and health, orchard conservation and North German local orchard products.

On Sunday 6thOctober beekeepers will exchange views about the bee theme and North German fruit farmers will introduce their fruit varieties. The actual program for Saturday 5th and Sunday 6thOctober can be downloaded here.

In the years gone by, concerning location and date, these events attracted 2 000 to 20 000 visitors, a good indication that measures the interest for biodiversity and rare fruits.

Europom 2013 Germany Hamburg 4/10 – 6/10
the Loki-Schmidt-Garten, the botanical garden of the University of Hamburg.

Europom 2013 Limoges

This year europom will also take place in Limoges (France) from 16th till 17th Octobre.
You can download the poster here.

Europom 2013 France Limoges 16/10 - 17/10
Parc des expositions, Bd Robert Schuman-La Bastide, 87100 Limoges, France

the NBS secretariat ++ 32 12 391188 or

the official web site of the Europom consortium

the information web site of Europom 2012

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