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UBC Apple Festival

From 19 Sat Oct 2013 to 20 Sun Oct 2013 October 19, 2013 October 20, 2013 Sunset Inn & Suites

UBC Apple Festival

UBC Apple Festival

A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia's favourite fruits. From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot fun doing it!
Every year, around 44,000 lbs (20,000 kilos) of apples (2012 List of Apple Cultivars for Sale - 2013 list will be added just before this year's festival when we know which apples are ready) are sold to thousands of hungry attendees. More than 70 varieties of heritage, new and "tried and true" varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. These include the heritage apples 'Grimes Golden' ‘Bramley Seedling’, ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and many others and also new varieties like the very popular ‘Ambrosia’ which was hybridized in Cawston, British Columbia, will be available. Also for sale will be many varieties of apple trees (2012 List of Apple Tree Cultivars for Sale  - 2013 list will be added just before this year's festival when we know which trees are available) grafted onto dwarfing root stock, perfect for the home garden or patio.
One of the most popular activities at the Apple Festival is our apple tasting tent (2012 List of Apple Cultivars Available at Tasting Tent  - 2013 list will be added just before this year's festival when we know which apples are ready). For only $5.00, curious event goers can taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage apples grown in British Columbia. For those looking to learn more, the history and specific features of those varieties can be found in the Friends of the Garden's "published in-house" Apple Booklet, available for purchase at the event.
http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/apple-festival#sthash.D8IuWQZI.dpuf

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