2019 Pacific Agriculture Show, Abbotsford, BC Canada
The “Pacific Agriculture Show” takes place in "Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada" every year. Over the course of three days, businesses and associations engage visitors at their booths, promoting their products and services. The “British Columbia Haskap Association” participated for the second year (January 24-26, 2019), after having a successful first show in 2018 (see our blog post). Attended by both BC haskap association members and Board members, including Floramaxx’s C
When Should I Plant my Haskap?
We often get inquiries from the growers on which is the best time of the year to plant haskap in the field. There are two preferred options: actively growing plants in spring (early May to end of June), and dormant plants in fall (early September until six weeks before the first hard frost). Having two planting times during the year is a great benefit, as it gives growers the flexibility to choose when it is most convenient for them. However, there are some pros and cons to
A Survey on Haskap Growing
During our busy growing season, we conducted an online survey to learn what people know about haskap, a relatively new “super fruit,” so that we can use the information to help grow the industry. The majority of those surveyed reside in British Columbia (BC), Canada, and the few remaining in other Canadian provinces. Most had small acreages (Figure 1). Approximately 80% of them grow small fruits as one of their crops and all indicated that they were interested in growing hask
The Basics of Haskap Pollination - Planting Schemes, Planting Material and More.
In the previous blog, the University of Saskatchewan’s haskap varieties and their parental lineages were introduced and discussed. Prior to selecting the appropriate haskap varieties for your location, it’s important to know the basics of haskap pollination so you can choose the planting schemes and planting material that’s right for you. Why haskap is a cross-pollinated crop? Haskap requires cross-pollination of a compatible variety to produce fruit, meaning that at least tw
FloraMaxx features on Daybreak South with Chris Walker - CBC Radio One, Kelowna, BC, Canada
FloraMaxx interview on CBC Radio One, Kelowna, BC, Canada on February 2, 2018 Chris: 7.47 Pacific time you are listening to CBC radio one. A West Kelowna company wants to take the guess work out of growing haskap berries commercially. Haskaps are native to Japan and Russia and were introduced to North America in the 1990’s. They look sort of like elongated blueberries. Floramaxx technologies has partnered with University of Saskatchewan to conduct field trials in four BC loca
20th Pacific Agriculture Show (January 25 - 27, 2018), Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC
FloraMaxx had the opportunity this year to participate in the Pacific Agriculture Show held in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This show has been running for two decades and is attended by thousands of farmers, growers, producers and manufacturers. Over 250 businesses and associations stationed booths showcasing their innovations in the agricultural sector. The BC Haskap Association (BCHA, www.bchaskapassoction.com), of which FloraMaxx is a member, displayed at their table the
Field Evaluations of University of Saskatchewan Advanced Haskap Selections in BC, Canada
FloraMaxx completes a research project on field evaluations of University of Saskatchewan advanced haskap selection in BC. Click here to download full report. #haskap #FloraMaxx #UniversityofSaskatchewan #BC #Canada #haskapberry