Growing Stone Fruits in South Coastal British Columbia

September 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Quadra Island Community Centre
970 West Rd.
Quadra Island
FREE for members, $3 for non-members
Quadra Island Garden Club
(250) 850-7318

This presentation will provide information on training systems, pruning techniques, variety selection and suitable sites to successfully grow stone fruits on the south coast of British Columbia. Tree fruits included will be peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, cherries and almonds. Although some of these tree fruits have specialized cultural requirements, it is possible to successfully produce heavy crops of high quality fruit here on the south coast.


Bob Duncan has over 46 years of experience growing tree fruits on Vancouver Island. He operates a specialty plant nursery and demonstration orchard near Sidney, British Columbia with his wife Verna. Bob specializes in temperate, warm temperate, citrus, Mediterranean and hardy subtropical fruit trees. Bob and Verna’s demonstration orchard includes many varieties of tree fruits including a large selection of citrus and subtropicals.

In the orchard, Bob and Verna grow other types of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries, quince, medlar, kiwis, pineapple guavas, figs, pomegranates, loquats, persimmons, olives, jujube, avocado, pawpaw, and white sapote.

The orchard is used as a teaching tool to demonstrate various training systems and cultural techniques. Bob Duncan was trained as a Botanist and Entomologist. He worked for the Canadian Forestry Service as an Entomologist for over 35 years.

Fruit Trees and More: Nursery & Demonstration Orchard
724 Wain Rd., North Saanich (near Sidney), BC V8L 5N8
Phone 250-656-4269

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