Bob Duncan: Growing Citrus & Sub-tropical Fruit Trees in South Coastal BC

June 17th, 2019

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.

UPDATE: June 18th, 2019

Bob makes growing citrus on the island seem like a breeze! For more details about his growing techniques, please see below.

GROWING CITRUS IN A GREENHOUSE 

(South Coastal BC)

GROWING LEMONS & LIMES IN CONTAINERS

(South Coastal BC)

GROWING LEMONS & LIMES IN THE GROUND 

(South Coastal BC)

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