A Brand New Apple – the Okana Apple
Our friend Dave Evans has been growing all kinds of fruit for a long time. We first met Dave and his wife Jeanne at the Osoyoos Farm Market this summer.
We have been most of our fruit from them and the quality and flavor has been exceptional, so when Dave was talking about his new apple , which he has patented and is releasing it to the public this year.
You can read the technical details the Government of Canada has to say about the Okana Apple here.
Last Saturday, I managed to get a bag of the early pickings from Dave.
As an eating apple, I loved them! The ones I brought home have a red-on-green skin and crispy, juicy, aromatic flavor.
The Okana fits that bill. Tomorrow at the Osoyoos Market, we will have a few jars of Okana Apple Pie jam and a pie (for tasting).
They are a great apple!
Today at the Grand Forks, BC Market we have:
Blueberry Garlic Jelly
Spiced Plum Jam
Strawberry Coconut Vanilla Jam
Beer (Moose Drool Brown Ale) Jelly
Rosemary White Wine Jelly
Hot Pickled Zuchinni
Root Beer Jelly
Strawberry Cider Jam
Strawberry Jalapeno Jam
Orange Cream Sode
Plum, Garlic and Onion Jelly
Ringo Pepper Jelly