Tag Archives: Specialty Fruit

Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

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Kiwiberry: Recommended cultivars, verified varieties, and pruning tutorials for 2020

During the 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention, Dr. Iago Hale shared updates from his kiwiberry breeding and production research at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The program has recently released a free online production guide. This year, the … Continue reading

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Specialty Fruit Session at 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

The 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention (OFVC)takes place on Feb 19-20 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year the OFVC will feature a Specialty Fruit Session starting at 2 pm on Feb 20th … 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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Pawpaw-sibilities at 2018 OFVC

Did you know pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is Canada’s largest native edible tree fruit? If you are interested in learning more about commercial production of this specialty fruit crop and the ongoing breeding efforts of the Kentucky State University (KSU) pawpaw … 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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