Apple Growing Areas
Apples love Nova Scotia,
especially the Annapolis Valley, where they grow best! What makes
the Annapolis Valley so perfect for growing Nature's Crunchy Munchy?
Strong winds can blow
blossoms and apples off their trees. The Annapolis Valley is sheltered
by mountains that protect the blossoms and apples from strong
Apples do not grow
well in very hot or very cold areas. The Annapolis Valley is adjacent
to the Bay of Fundy, which keeps our temperature from getting
too hot or too cold.
Of course, apples get
thirsty, too. Most apple growers do not have to water their trees
with machines because Nova Scotia weather is usually wet enough!
You may have noticed
the brilliant red colour of apples grown in Nova Scotia. Our combination
of warm days and cool nights is unique in making apples a beautiful
Apples are grown in
five main areas in Canada. These areas are:
1. Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
2. Saint John River Valley, New Brunswick
3. Southern Quebec
4. Areas of the St. Lawrence Valley and around the lower Great
Lakes of southern Ontario
5. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Activities - Apple
Growing Areas in Canada
Ask students to find and colour the apple growing areas of Canada
on a map.
As a class, or in groups, point out the five main apple growing
regions in Canada. How are these areas similar to the Annapolis
Valley? How are they different? Compare bodies of water, temperature,
mountains and valleys, etc.
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