Tag Archives: Specialty Fruit

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

Posted in Haskap, Other Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Haskap, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Haskap, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Culinary, Ginseng, Ginseng Production, Goji, Haskap, Herbs, Hops, Hops Production, Lavender, Medicinal, Other Herbs, Other Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Other Specialty Vegetables, Sea Buckthorn, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Vegetable Production, Specialty Vegetables, Tree Nuts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cold Weather Mitigation Support for Growers

The government of Ontario recently announced that it will be providing financial support to fruit and specialty crop growers to help them ensure the survival of their apples, tender fruit, berries, and specialty crops. Specialty crops that would apply include … Continue reading

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Herbs, Hops, Lavender, Specialty Fruit and Nuts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Webinar – Wild bees as crop pollinators: a case-study in Haskap

On Wednesday, 30 September 2015, at 12pm Central Time (UTC) Danae Frier, M.Sc. Candidate at the University of Regina will present a webinar on wild bees as crop pollinators using Haskap as a case-study. This talk will be presented as … Continue reading

Posted in Haskap, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment