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A History of Apple Growing on Salt Spring Island
1860 to the Present

Harry Burton, 11 January 2017

This program highlights the importance of apple growing to the development of Salt Spring Island.

Harry Burton, Salt Spring’s own ‘Captain Apple’, summarizes with information and anecdotes the amazing history of Apple growing on Salt Spring Island. Harry follows the ebb and flows of orcharding on Salt Spring from the first plantings of apples by Theodore Trage in 1860, to the recent display of 430 apple varieties at the 2016 Salt Spring Apple Festival.

Accession Number Interviewer a presentation to the Historical Society at Central Hall
Date January 11, 2017 Location
Media digital recording Audio mp3
ID 292