Growing Mediterranean Fruit on Vancouver Island

A Tour of Fruit Trees and More

by BC Farms & Food  -  Permalink
May 8, 2015

Bob Duncan, owner of Fruit Trees and More in North Saanich, BC, takes us on a tour of his demonstration orchard and nursery and shows how to grow Mediterranean fruit on Vancouver Island.

By using microclimates, partial shelters, and by choosing varieties best suited to the south coast BC climate, Duncan has found ways to grow subtropical fruits that normally could not thrive in this northern climate. The video includes tips on how to grow Mediterranean figs, lemons, oranges, olives and loquats, as well as warm weather fruits and nuts such as peaches, nectarines, almonds and apricots.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. 2016 July 31
    caroline m. permalink

    wow, what an amazing video and eye opener. I’m at the planning stage of an edible garden and have heard a few “you can’t grow this or that here” , thanks for sharing tips & techniques that can help me turn you can’t into you can.

  2. 2016 January 25
    Ted Grippo permalink

    Good Day,

    Do you have a contact number for Bob Duncan


    Ted Grippo

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