Fruit Growers Happy with Replant Announcement

Good news for fruit growers! Premier Christy Clark announced today in Kelowna a 7 year, $8.4 million Replant Program to assist growers in renewing the production base of the industry.

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BC Apple Growers’ Score Big at National Apple Competition

Congratulations to apple growers at the National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. more »

Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit

George Petkov under his Kiwi canopy in Abbotsford.

Ronda Payne

Kiwis Take Root in the Fraser Valley

The mosquitoes are wicked at George Petkov’s leased farm in Abbotsford. As much as the blood-suckers are annoying, they’re no fools. This is a beautiful place to be on a hot summer day. more »

Oct 1, 2014 1:19 PM Fruit

Next Generation Growers Take Over at Granny's

Granny's Fruit Stand in Summerland has been a local and tourist favourite for years. Started by Don Cameron and his late wife, Josie, in 1992, Granny’s is now leased by Derek Lutz. more »

Oct 1, 2014 11:50 AM Fruit

Less Hands On and More Local Love

From a Summerland cherry orchard to a Vancouver Island winery and apiary, the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia is helping make things easier for a pair of small farms who want to see their businesses grow. more »

Jul 10, 2014 1:40 PM Fruit

Tom Baumann is coordinator and director of the Pacific Berry Resource Centre in Chilliwack.

Ronda Payne

New Programs at UFV will make for Berry Good Results

Plants aren't the only thing growing at the University of the Fraser Valley's agriculture department in Chilliwack. First, there was the official opening of the Agriculture Centre of Excellence by Premier Christy Clark. more »

Jul 10, 2014 1:33 PM Fruit

Mobile Juicing A Juicy Story

Remo and Kristen Trovato put the squeeze on their customers and created a win/win situation for everyone involved with more »

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit

Fruit Bandits Try to Steal Canadian Cherry Patents

Fruit growers are in for what Keith Carlson calls a global 'Scientific War' over new fruit varieties developed in Canada. more »

Apr 9, 2014 11:44 AM Fruit

Kelowna grower Hank Markgraf (right) and the organizing committee for the IFTA conference pose with their impromptu 'Olympic' medals, made of valuable Canadian Loonies.

Gary Symons

Dwarf Trees, Huge Production

IFTA Conference Delegates Praise BC Growers more »

Apr 9, 2014 11:39 AM Fruit

Cherries to China

After Seven Years, BC Growers Ready to Crack the China Export Market more »

Apr 9, 2014 11:22 AM Fruit

Fruit Wineries A Sweet Business

For a number of dedicated fruit growers in British Columbia, making wine from fruit is not only a labour of love; it also makes good business sense. more »

Feb 12, 2014 11:58 AM Fruit

Year in Review 2013 - Apples

Stephanie Symons

Chris Pollock, Marketing Manager for BC Tree Fruits, noted farmers didn’t have to endure the extreme rains they had last year; however, 2013 was not without tribulations.

Year in Review 2013 - Berries

Dusan Kostic |

In B.C. we are lucky that from early summer to late fall, road trips include the delicious taste of locally grown berries.

Year in Review 2013 - Cherries and Soft Fruit

Ewa Niwczyk |

The 2013 growing season gave cherry farmers a break from the rains of 2012. “It was a very good year in terms of quality and size of fruit,” says Chris Pollock, marketing manager for BC Tree Fruits.

Year in Review 2013 - Grapes and Wine

Gajus |

The harvest for 2013 is mostly in. Grape harvests are up from 2012 and quality is said to be superior to the last two years.

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