Each year Orchard & Vine Magazine does a survey of our readers to find out how the year in fruit and berry farming went. more

Nov 29, 2017 11:28 AM Articles

The year weather and disaster took too much of a leading role in the province’s fruit production more

Nov 24, 2017 3:04 PM Articles

Scenic Road Cider Sign

Photo by Gary Symons

A diverse mix of apples and occupations – it all comes together beautifully in award-winning cider and growing innovation. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:02 PM Articles

The BCFGA campaign and election is over and the initial noise had died away. The BCFGA Annual Convention was held February 2-3, 2017 and the re-elected Executive is anxious to get to work. more

Mar 30, 2017 2:51 PM Fruit Opinions

Loren and Corinne Taves

Photo by Ronda Payne

Loren Taves will tell you, you can’t possibly run a U-pick apple orchard without having a cider mill as well. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 PM Articles

Fraser Valley Cider sign

Photo by Murza Keech

Delicious, sweet apples grow beautifully in the Okanagan, but a few hours’ drive to the west in the Lower Mainland? more

Jun 9, 2016 2:08 PM Articles

Apples Summerland

Kim Lawton/

Science is always at the heart of what growers do. Whether it’s Integrated Pest Management studies, analysis of sprays and treatments or exploration into irrigation methods, there is a form of science at play. more

Dec 3, 2015 2:52 PM Articles

The weather played out like an epic novel, but were there heroes in this tale. more

Dec 3, 2015 12:25 PM Articles

This year started two weeks early and ended three weeks early - it was a scramble from the start! Growers contended with windstorms, smoke from forest fires, and excessive heat. more

Dec 2, 2015 2:57 PM Fruit Opinions

Ambrosia apples were quite easy to grow and had a good yield. They hung nicely on the tree and required very little pruning in the winter. In the summer, the natural spacing of the tree allowed for the summer light to colour them up nicely. more

Oct 9, 2015 12:44 PM Articles


By Andrea Walker

This year’s Fruit Fashion Darlings. Looking at the numbers is one thing, but what really happened with fruit crops this year? more

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Articles

Hail Damaged Apples

Stephanie Symons

2013 Year in Review. The volume of apples received by BC Tree Fruits in 2013 was down, not only due to bad weather, but also because some growers have elected to ship their fruit to the United States for packaging. more

Dec 4, 2013 11:33 AM Articles


William McPhee

Tree roots are important to the overall health of trees and, although proper management of irrigation and soil nutrition are extremely necessary for healthy root systems, it is also important to manage root diseases. more

Sep 26, 2013 2:07 PM Articles

Hail Damage


A 15-minute long hail storm devastated a number of growers in the Kelowna area on August 12. The hail was very large –nearly the size of marbles– and not only bruised and ruined the fruit, but shredded foliage and even damaged tree trunks. more

Sep 25, 2013 4:07 PM News

Science is only beginning to really study this family of compounds, of which there may be more than 10,000 and many are suspected of being able to positively affect diseases and body injuries. Most antioxidants are phytochemicals. more

Jul 21, 2013 3:16 PM Innovations

The decision to join ARPA (Apple Research and Promotion Agency), which will likely be controversial, has been put off until November 2013. more

Jun 3, 2013 2:28 PM News

Red Love Apple

Last year the French fruit company IFO formed a consortium known as IFORED, to propagate and commercially test several varieties of red-fleshed apples over the next few years. more

Apr 8, 2013 2:28 PM News

Apple Scab Cycle

William McPhee

Apple scab, caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, can be a very serious problem in the Okanagan. more

Feb 6, 2013 2:24 PM Articles

Apple Promotion

Devon Brooks

Making February as the month to celebrate apples might seem more than a little counterintuitive, but it turns out there is a method to BC Tree Fruit’s madness. more

Feb 6, 2013 2:18 PM Articles