Fresh Thinking

Fresh Thinking

Tree fruits may be thousands of years old, but how we grow them is state of the art.

For example, our growers are recognized as North American leaders in the adaptation of modern technology. In the past, orchards had big trees far apart from one another. Today most farms in the Okanagan have switched to high-density plantings. That means smaller trees, closer together. The result? Earlier fruits, a larger yield and an easier harvest. Smaller trees also allow for more sun. So the fruit is as sweet as summer itself.

We also work together with the New Varieties Development Council to bring the latest, greatest fruits from our growers to the world. Like the truly amazing Ambrosia apple.

And last, but definitely not least, we collaborate regularly with the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre. Located in Agassiz and Summerland BC, they study ways to keep plants healthy by protecting them from insects and a wide range of bacteria, they research innovative plant production techniques and they develop new, delicious fruit varieties – created specifically to thrive in our marvelous, magical climate.