BC apples captured nine of the top 40 places in the new variety section at the Halloween edition of the National Apple Competition, held every year at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) in Toronto, Ontario.
“The quality of the apples was excellent from all provinces this year. The growers who entered the competition made the judges job difficult this year, and BC growers held their own in the competition,” said Glen Lucas, General Manager of the BC Fruit Growers’ Association.
Cawston grower Greg Sanderson was awarded second place in the Golden Delicious category at the fair.
“I’m quite impressed – very impressed,” Greg said this week. “We had a stellar crop this year – great quality and quantity.”
Greg hopes the award will help boost B.C. apple sales across the nation, noting he had entered Ambrosia, Sparton, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples in the fair.
Class: Golden Delicious
First -Billy and Shawna Boerboom, Windmill Orchards, Summerland
Second – Greg Sanderson, Cawston