Story: Apples and pears

Samuel Marsden's pear tree

Samuel Marsden's pear tree

Missionary Samuel Marsden brought the first pears and apples to New Zealand and planted them at the Church Missionary Society settlement at Kerikeri. One of the original pear trees, planted in 1819, still survives.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Pipfruit in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17238/samuel-marsdens-pear-tree (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008