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Scotia Apple Timeline
French settlers planted first apple tree at Port Royal.
1698: There were 1,548 apple trees in the Annapolis
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
1940's: Began reducing chemical spraying by
what would be later know as IPM.
Present: Over 7500 acres grown; 2,500,000 bushels