Saturday, October 15, 2011

First Day at UBC Apple Festival 2011

Autumn is in the air, and what else can be more representative than  freshly harvested apples, changing leaves and a pumpkin patch?
Today was the first day of the 2011 UBC Apple Festival and as volunteers we had the chance to see it  from a different angle.  Here there are pictures behind the scene,  before the start signal of the festivities.

2011 UBC Apple Festival, main entrance
2011 UBC Apple Festival, main entrance
UBC Apple Festival 2011 - 41000 pounds of apples (75 varieties) for sale
UBC Apple Festival 2011 - 41000 pounds of apples (75 varieties)  available for sale
UBC Apple Festival 2011 - Apple trees for sale area (more than 200 varieties)
UBC Apple Festival 2011 - Apple trees for sale area (more than 200 varieties)

2011 UBC Apple Festival, autumn display with dried flowers arrangements
2011 UBC Apple Festival, autumn display with dried flowers arrangements
2011 UBC Apple Festival - Pumpkin Patch
2011 UBC Apple Festival - Pumpkin Patch


2011 UBC Apple Festival - vendors set-ups
2011 UBC Apple Festival - vendors set-ups

2011- Apple Festival Vancouver - vendors area
2011- Apple Festival Vancouver - vendors area





In the Apple Testing Tent more than 60 of heritage or new crossed varieties of apples were available for tasting. We've offered samples of Jubilee, Karin Schneider Kent and Jonagold. The full list of them is available here apples_for_tasting_2011 web.pdf, but I want to mention few of them which I liked more:   Grimmes Golden, Bramley seedling, Ambrosia, Rosu de Cluj, Early Fuji, Honeycrisp, Tentation, Kent, Cox’s Orange Pippin.

The Apple cultivar "Rosu de Cluj" meaning "Red of Cluj" (misspelled "Rosu du Kluj") was obtained in 1966 at Fruit Research Station Cluj-Napoca Romania as a cross between Jonathan and Senator varieties. How do I know? Just because it is one of my favorite Romanian apples ;-)



Apple Testing samples  in Testing Tent at 2011 UBC Apple Festival
Apple Testing samples at 2011 UBC Apple Festival 

You know that " An apple a day keeps the doctor away" ... so, see you there tomorrow!

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