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Apple Capital of Quebec

Mont Rougemont, Quebec

Credit: Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel-2 data processed by ESA

Located in the "apple capital" of Quebec, in the heart of the Monteregian Hills, Mont Rougemont is said to have been named after the regimental captain Étienne de Rougemont, who arrived in New France in . Some historians believe that it is simply due to the red foliage of the mountain. Over the years, families, mostly Irish and British, settled in the area, and it was towards the end of the 19th century that apple growing took root in the region. The fall tradition of family apple picking continues to this day.

In , the first snows of November froze the surrounding landscape. Against the slopes of the mountain, the orchards prepare themselves to face the coming months. Around, among the snowy ploughings, unharvested corn will have to spend the winter outside. Yamaska River follows its course through the Quebec countryside towards the great St. Lawrence River, which awaits it further north.

The image captured on , by the Sentinel-2 satellite is shown here as a false-colour composite where vegetation takes on shades of red. It was created by the Effigis team, combining its expertise in image processing, precision agriculture and its appreciation for the history of southern Quebec.

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