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Nova Scotia helping plant more profitable apples


April 14, 2009
By The Canadian Press

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apples01April 9, 2009, Kentville, N.S. – Nova Scotia is going to help farmers plant more profitable varieties of apples.

April 9, 2009, Kentville, N.S. – Nova Scotia is going to help farmers plant more profitable varieties of apples.

apples01The government is providing $200,000 in additional funding to an orchard renewal program that began in 2005 with $1.2 million in financial assistance.

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The money will allow apple farmers to do more replanting of orchards this year with varieties like Honeycrisp, Gala, and Ambrosia, which give better rates of return in the marketplace.

More than 129,000 apple trees have been planted in the province since the program was launched.

The apple industry in Nova Scotia is worth about $50 million a year.