UBC Apple Festival
When: October 19th-20th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: UBC Botanical Garden
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!
Go visit the SVC booth for a special apple taste testing activity and meet industry people!
UBC Friends of the Garden
Check out a SVC scientists perspective on growing a cultivar. Nick Ibuki is a research scientist at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) in Summerland. Nick writes a couple of apple related blogs which will open the doors to a world often out of sight of city folk.
Read Birth of a New Cultivar (blog post 1)
Read Life of an Apple Tree by Nick Ibuki (blog post 2)
Summerland Varieties Corp (SVC) is a variety rights management company that licenses new varieties of tree fruits and berries domestically and internationally.