"Going Apple Picking" Montreal Local Custom Tip by Gwenvar

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Something that almost everyone over here likes to do at the start of autumn is to go apple picking in one of the numerous orchards around the city. This is an activity that we usually like to do as a family, cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles are often included in this.

Quote : 'The first apple trees arrived in New France in the baggage of Louis Hébert in 1617 but it was not until 1650 that the first orchard was planted by the Sulpicians on the slopes of Mont-Royal. The most prized varieties at the end of the 19th century were the Fameuse, Pomme Grise, Bourassa, Golden Russet, Tallman Sweet, Late Strawberry and Blue Permain.' * And here is where you can learn about the different varieties and get a good number of mouth watering recipes that you can make with the apples that you've picked.

Below, a list of farms where you can go to pick your own apples... in French, but quite comprehensible. After all, all you need are the adresses and phone numbers...

Website: http://www.lapommeduquebec.ca/pages/PQQ/region.aspx

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  • Updated Feb 25, 2007
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