Special Announcement for 2012: Please join us on Saturday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m. at the Festival Main Stage as we host the naming ceremony for the very popular SPA493 apple! More than 25 years in the making, be one of the first to find out the name of Canada’s newest apple.
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 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 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. For only $5.00, curious event goers can taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage apples grown in BC. 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.
When: Sat, Oct 13, 2012, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: UBC Point Grey Campus
Cost: $4 entry – cash only (Children under 12 free)
Calendar: Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research