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Lavender Crop Update – July 21, 2017

Lavandins are reaching full bloom in many areas (Figure 1), while angustifolia cultivars are at the end of bloom. Most cultivars are past the best stage for flower bundle harvest, except for fresh bundles of lavandins. Harvest for essential oil … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 23, 2017

The first lavender cultivars are close to bloom in some areas and the harvest season will begin shortly (Fig. 1). For bundles and buds, it is best to harvest near the time the first buds begin to open. This is … Continue reading

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Patience Pays for Haskap Flavour

Haskap harvest is underway in Ontario. ¬†For new growers of the crop, a reminder that berry colour is a poor indicator of berry ripeness in this crop. ¬†Being patient and waiting to harvest the crop will pay dividends in flavour…and … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for Lavender

With the several cultivars of lavender beginning to bloom in southern Ontario, I thought it was a good time to provide a refresher on harvest timing and harvesting practices. Harvest timing depends on the end use of the product.

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