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|
|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)|
|2011 UBC Apple Festival, autumn display with dried flowers arrangements|
|2011 UBC Apple Festival - Pumpkin Patch|
|2011 UBC Apple Festival - vendors set-ups|
|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 at 2011 UBC Apple Festival|
You know that " An apple a day keeps the doctor away" ... so, see you there tomorrow!