UBC Apple Festival - 2008
The 18th annual UBC Apple Festival was held on October 18th and 19th at the UBC Botanical Gardens in Vancouver. Approximately 12,000 people attended the Festival. The Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) Summerland Sensory Program conducted consumer research on the Visual and Taste acceptance of two new apple selections from the PARC breeding program. The selections SPA440 (Nicola™) and SPA493 were compared to the commercially available cultivars Ambrosia™, Royal Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, McIntosh and Spartan. The comparisons were done in a one to one coded trial. There were approximately 1,200 participants in the trials. The codes for the trials can be viewed under Visual Codes Resultsand Taste Codes Results.