Winners of Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Apple Competition

December 5, 2016

On November 3, 2016, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair announced the winners of this year’s apple competition. Congratulations to all the growers listed below:

Winners: Commercial apples category

  • Red delicious: Dave Machial, Oliver, BC
  • McIntosh: Stephanie Levasseur, Frelighsburg, QC
  • Gala: Dave Machial, Oliver, BC
  • Empire: Brad Fraser, Milton, ON
  • Honeycrisp: Francois Turcotte, Ste – Famille, QC
  • Northern Spy: Brad Fraser, Milton, ON
  • Golden Delicious: Billy & Shauna Boerboom, Summerland, BC
  • Cortland: Stephanie Levasseur, Frelighsburg, QC
  • Spartan: Stephanie Levasseur, Frelighsburg, QC

Winners: Heritage apples category

  • Russet: Laura and Marian McNally, Oakville, ON
  • Snow: Patrick Behan, Cobourg, ON
  • Crispin (Mutsu): Patrick Behan, Cobourg, ON
  • Other (named): Brad Fraser, Milton, ON

Winners: New Varieties apples category

  • Salish: Dave & Arlene Sloan, Okanagan Falls, BC
  • Ambrosia: Michelle Labelle, Penticton, BC
  • Aurora Golden Gala: Kashmir Bengag, Keremeos, BC
  • Other (named): Jad Nijer, Kelowna, BC

Winner: Novelty Class apples category

  • Best Collection of 5 Varieties in a Basket: Shane Ardiel, Clarksburg, ON

Winners: Heaviest Apple category

  • Heaviest Apple: Jad Nijer, Kelowna, BC
  • Most Unusual Shape Apple: Jad Nijer, Kelowna, BC