Ambrosia Apple
Jul25

Ambrosia Apple

The Ambrosia apple is a home-grown original – not only is the variety a favourite among consumers, Ambrosias actually originated in British Columbia. In the early 1990s, the Mennell family in BC’s Similkameen Valley discovered a tree in Sally Mennell’s orchard which bore unusual apples. Their orchard had previously been planted with Red Delicious and Golden Delicious, but they had replanted the area with Jonagold trees. A chance...

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Haskap Berries
Jan21

Haskap Berries

(Lonicera caerulea) The Haskap berry forms one of the most exciting new crops  for North America that have come along in decades.  Also known as Blue Honeysuckle, or Honeyberries, these flavorful berries are grown on short, bushy, remarkably hardy plants. Wild Haskap types are native to Canada’s boreal forest, and can be found from Alberta to Newfoundland, but the better tasting and infinitely more productive cultivated varieties are...

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Yukon Gold Potato
Jan18

Yukon Gold Potato

(Solanum tuberosum) Yukon Gold is arguably one of the most successful potatoes in the world.  It is a true culinary star. Hybridizers Garnet “Gary” Johnston and Jeff Rowberry dug the first hill of legendary spuds at Agriculture Canada’s Cambridge Research Station in 1980. It took many years of research. A short time before his death Johnston observed that “potato hybridizers are a patient lot”   Yukon...

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