Category Archives: Specialty Fruit and Nuts

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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Haskap Pruning Basics

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Please click here for a printable version of this article. Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase … Continue reading

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Updated OMAFRA Crop Protection Guides Available

The following updated crop protection and production guides are available for download and/or print. Many of these will be applicable to specialty crop growers as well.

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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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International Haskap Berry Workshop, September 2020

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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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