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