The humble apple has come a long way since it was first planted in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1819. Did you know that New Zealand is now considered the best apple growing country in the world? During this field trip you will follow the journey of the world's tastiest apples from a Hawke's Bay orchard to the shopping baskets of discerning consumers all around the world.
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:
Apple varieties and characteristics
The value of apples
Hawke's Bay as New Zealand's 'fruit basket'
Consumers and consumer preferences
Selective breeding and genetics, yields
Opportunities and threats for apple growing in New Zealand
The journey of apples from seed to growing to eating