On Heritage Apple Day

Heritage Apples Celebrated

On Heritage Apple Day, Oct. 1, Metro Vancouver Parks and local supporters unveiled the plaque at Derby Reach Regional Park, marking the heritage orchard at the original location of Fort Langley outpost.

On Heritage Apple Day, Oct. 1, Metro Vancouver Parks and local supporters unveiled the plaque at Derby Reach Regional Park, marking the heritage orchard at the original location of Fort Langley outpost. The orchard has 22 apple varieties, dating back to the gravenstein in Europe circa 1600 A.D. up to the Spartan, developed in B.C. in 1926. At right, Mike McVay of Aldergrove picks an apple from the Baldwin apple tree at Derby Reach Park. This apple variety dates back to 1784.

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