on­tario or­chards

Food & Drink - - GOOD & READY SEASONAL -

Pro­fes­sor John Cline at the Uni­ver­sity of Guelph is work­ing with the On­tario Craft Cider As­so­ci­a­tion to re­search the po­ten­tial of farm­ing clas­sic cider ap­ples from France and Eng­land. Th­ese va­ri­eties of­ten have more ex­ag­ger­ated acid­ity, sug­ars or tan­nins than table ap­ples and fall into four cat­e­gories: sweets, sharps, bit­ter-sweets and bit­ter-sharps. Blend­ing them to make uniquely flavoured and bal­anced cider is part of the tra­di­tional cider maker’s art. Semi-dwarf ap­ple trees take up to six years to bear fruit, so cider lovers must be pa­tient a lit­tle longer…

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