Sunday, November 8, 2015

Figs in the rainforest, and apples of course

UBC Botanical Garden held its annual Apple Festival a couple of weeks ago.

I was surprised to see a potted fig happily displaying fruit in its exposed location in the dark parking lot. Of course, it was in a pot!

As always, the huge variety of fresh heritage apples and pears was wonderful. We're still working on the Rubinettes, so sweet and crisp. A bag of Glosters is waiting in the fridge. The label on the bag says they're best from December on.

This annual festival is a rare chance to eat the less familiar varieties of fresh apples that haven't been polished or oiled or kept for ages in cold storage.

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