IFTA 2018 Summer Tour
Summer Tour Information:
We will begin on Sunday evening with a Welcome Reception at the Coast Capri Hotel.
Monday the group will be traveling from Kelowna to Summerland. Tour stops include the apple and cherry breading trials at Summerland Research Station (NC 140 cherry trials at the SRS and a tour of the station). In the afternoon we will have high density apple orchard stops which will include mainly super spindle blocks with Ambrosia, Pink Lady and a few Honey Crisp. The last stop of the day will be a cider/commercial orchard/ cidery stop. The evening will be capped off with a BEACH party!!!
Tuesday, the group will split (and later rejoin) with one side focusing on apples and the other primarity on cherries.
The Apple tour will be Agri Tourism (Davidson Orchard, HD plantings Ambrosia and Honeycrisp), Award winning HD Ambrosia, Gala block super spindle, group lunch, HD orchards in Vernon area, Cider tour with HD Block, return to Kelowna, BC Tree Fruits (cider tour or cherry line tour).
The Cherry tour will be off to Coral Beach Farms with several mini stops in the cherry orchard there. An apple orchard, group lunch, then V Trellis cherries at a second Coral Beach farm, cherry orchard stop, return to Kelowna, BC Tree Fruits (cider tour or cherry line tour).
Tuesday Night – Explore and Dinner on Your Own
Wednesday will be visits to HD apple orchards in the Kelowna are, looking at Ambrosia, Honeycrisp and Gala plantings. Spindle to super spindle plantings. All of these orchards are within 30 minutes of the airport should some need to duck out to catch flights.