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Nova Scotia Apple Timeline

1604:  French settlers planted first apple tree at Port Royal.
1698:  There were 1,548 apple trees in the Annapolis Valley.
1835:  Charles R. Prescott introduced the Gravenstein variety to Nova Scotia.
1880:  Began spraying with chemicals.
1930's:  Over 25,000 acres grown; 8,000,000 bushels produced.
1940's:  Began reducing chemical spraying by what would be later know as IPM.
Present: Over 7500 acres grown; 2,500,000 bushels produced.