Apple day

October 21 or around this date weekend in England, the Day of the apple (Apple Day) — the annual event where apples, orchards and local attractions, which is arranged on the initiative of the charity Common Ground in 1990.

The organizers believe that the Day of the apple — this is a celebration and demonstration of the diversity and richness of nature, as well as an incentive and a sign of the fact that we are able to influence the changes taking place around. Idea of ??the Day is the apple — a symbol of the physical, cultural, and genetic diversity, which one should not forget.

Day apple can see and try a hundred different varieties of apples, and many of the available Grades are not sold in retail stores. Employees nurseries offer to buy rare varieties of apple trees. Often participates in the celebration of apples authentication service, which will determine what kind of apple you brought from the garden. And with the "apple Doctor" you can discuss all issues apple of your garden.

During the festival offers many apple dishes and drinks — from apple pies, fruit and vegetable seasonings chutney (chutney) to apple juice and cider. Most demonstrations are hot and cold dishes from apples. Sometimes the experts give lessons trim and crown formation, as well as grafting apple trees. Very popular at the festival a variety of games, archery for apples and "apple" stories.

More than 50 meters of apple peel! You believe that? (Photo: Feng Yu, Shutterstock) On the day of the holiday is a contest for the longest strip of peel (The Longest Peel Competition), which is obtained in the purification of the apple. The competition is held for manual cleaning of the apple, and for cleaning with a machine or other device.

Longest apple peel is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Recording a world record reads a record for the longest apple peel neoborvavshuyusya owns an American Kathy Walfer, which was peeling an apple for 11 hours and 30 minutes and got the peel length of 52 meters 51 centimeters. The record was set October 16 in 1976 in New York.