BC growers took nine out of 40 awards at the National Apple Competition in the 'New Varieties' category at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
BC growers cleaned up in the Golden Delicious class. Billy and Shawna Boerboom of Summerland took first, and Greg Sanderson of Cawston took second. BC dominated in the Ambrosia category as well. Devin and Janine Jell of Summerland took first, the Boerbooms were second and third went to Nirmal Dhaliwal of Oliver. The Jells also won in the Aurora Golden Galas, and were second for the 'Best Collection of 5 Varieties, followed by the Boerbooms.
In other awards, the Boerbooms took second for Macintosh; Steve Brown of Summerland took second for Gala, Jeff and Lori Marshall of Winfield received a third for Nicola apples in the ‘Other New Varieties’ class, second to Jack Machial for Early Fuji and first place to Ton Kinvig of Summerland for his Salish.