Lake Country’s Coral Beach Farms recognized at national apple competition

David Geen's Salish apples takes top honours at winter fair in Toronto

A Lake Country orchardist has captured top honours on the national stage.

David Geen, of Coral Beach Farms, was recognized for his Salish apples at the National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

“I congratulate the orchardists who grew exceptional crops, even with the challenging early season and hot weather in 2015,” said Fred Steele, B.C. Fruit Growers Association president.

Geen is one of the largest cherry growers in the Okanagan and he also has one of the larger blocks of Salish apples in the region.

Also participating in the National Apple Competition were Andrew and Penny Gambell, of Gambell Farms in Lake Country.

They grow ambrosia, honey crisp, and aurora golden gala apple varieties.

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