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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Valley Sunset Strawberry
Dec12

Valley Sunset Strawberry

 (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne ex Rozier) These strawberry plants produce medium yields of very large, often egg-sized, fruits. Ready for harvest late season, Valley Sunsets are valuable to growers for their ability to extend the harvest season.   Valley Sunset strawberries were commercially introduced in Canada in 2009 by the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Center in Kentville, Nova Scotia.   Breeder Andrew...

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Laurel Strawberry
Feb02

Laurel Strawberry

(Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne ex Rozier) Bred to improve the firmness, color uniformity, and disease resistance of Cavendish strawberries, Laurels are a large and flavourful short-day variety, ready for harvest midseason. This strawberry cross is new to Canada, having  just been introduced this year by the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Center of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada after being tested in Atlantic Canada since...

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Wendy Strawberry
Jan02

Wendy Strawberry

(Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne) This is a very early season berry, producing lots of high quality strawberries.  The bonus is that these strong plants grow vigorously and send out many runners.  It has twice as many berries as other June-bearing varieties.  Plants of ‘Wendy’ are vigorous, resembling ‘Evangeline’  (another Nova Scotia strawberry) in habit, and they produce ample runners to establish matted rows.  The Wendy strawberry...

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Stolo Strawberry
Nov05

Stolo Strawberry

(Fragaria × ananassa) Bright red and glossy, this delicious new strawberry  cultivar was named after the Stolo First Nation residing in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, where it was first developed and grown. The name translates to “people of the river.”   Bred by Mr. Chaim Kempler at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Agassiz, British Columbia, Stolo strawberries are a vigorous cultivar and because of their disease and pest...

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