Category Archives: Specialty Fruit and Nuts

Harvesting Kiwiberries: don’t wait for fruit to soften on the vine

Hardy kiwi or kiwiberries (Actinidia spp.) are a re-emerging specialty fruit in Ontario (Fig 1). These flavourful, bite-sized, fruit have smooth edible skins and are typically sweeter than fuzzy kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa). The predominant fruiting types of kiwiberries used in … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Sprayer Workshop – Registration deadline extended

There are still a few spots available for next week’s Hazelnut Sprayer Optimization Workshop being held at the Simcoe Research Station next Tuesday, May 28 (rain date May 29).  This session will consist of a 75 minute in-class session and a 1.5 … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Haskap Grown in Ontario

There are currently no Ontario fertility recommendations for haskap. The following tables for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and lime applications are guidelines only and are provided for reference based on similar common crops and published research on haskap in … Continue reading

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2019 Haskap Field Days & Workshops

Ontario haskap growers may be interested in attending the following 2019 haskap field days and workshops: 1.  5th Annual Honeyberry Workshop, hosted by Lovehoneyberry and Les Petits Fruits du Clocher Orchard

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Haskap Pruning in Ontario

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase yields and fruit quality while improving plant vigour and harvesting … Continue reading

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OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2019 (Incl. Ginseng and Hazelnuts)

These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.

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2019 OMAFRA Hazelnut Workshops

Ontario hazelnut growers are invited to attend the following training workshops being offered by OMAFRA during the 2019 field season.

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