Bob Duncan, of Fruit Trees and More in North Saanich BC, will be speaking about growing subtropical fruits that normally could not thrive in this northern climate.
He uses microclimates, partial shelters, an unheated greenhouse, and chooses varieties best suited to the south coast BC climate. Mr. Duncan has 40 years’ experience growing fruit trees on Vancouver Island, and 35 years’ experience with the Canadian Forest Service. The trained botanist/entomologist, with wife Verna, cultivates a demonstration orchard and specialty nursery with over 400 varieties.
Specialties include: avocado, fig, jujube, kiwi, loquat, medlar, olive, passion fruit, pawpaw, persimmon, pineapple guava, pomegranate, quince, and white sapote. His orchard is a botanical classroom for teaching fruit cultivation techniques.
Check out this youtube link to an informative video by Bob Duncan!