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Bob and Verna Duncan
724 Wain Rd., North Saanich, BC, Canada, V8L5N8 (on Vancouver Island near Sidney/Victoria)
Our nursery specializes in Temperate, Citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees.
Temperate fruit trees - apples, apricots, cherries, medlar, mulberries, nectarines, pawpaws, peaches, pears, plums, peaches, quince, almonds.
Citrus trees - lemons and limes (see YouTube video), blood oranges, mandarin oranges, navel oranges, sour oranges, citron, kumquats, kaffir limes, hardy citrus and grapefruit.
Mediterranean fruit trees - avocados, feijoa, figs, jujubes, kiwi, loquats, olives, persimmons, pomegranates.
Small fruits / berries / vines and other edibles also possible - including aronia (aka chokeberries), artichokes, asparagus, autumn olives, bay, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, Chilean guava (Ugni molinae), cornelian cherries, cranberries, currants (black, red, white), elderberries, goji berries, gooseberries, goumi, grapes, haskap (aka honeyberries), hops, jostaberries, lingonberries, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, rhubarb, saskatoons, sea buckthorn, strawberries, tayberries, tea.
We are a couple who have long been fascinated with the idea of growing as great a diversity of temperate, citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees as the local climate will sustain and developing the cultural techniques necessary to successfully grow these fruits. In pursuing this dream, we have grown and tested over 500 different varieties of tree fruits in our home orchard.
Bob had a career as a Botanist and Entomologist; Verna has a background in teaching and in business. We have been growing fruit trees for over 45 years on the west coast.
We want our customers to succeed in their planting endeavours. We can provide expert advice based on first-hand experience in growing temperate, citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees. We provide personalized service, custom orders, and advice on siting, pollination and training systems.
Our demonstration orchard features several hundred varieties of temperate, citrus and subtropical fruit trees and shows different training systems possible.
We are also pioneers in growing citrus fruit trees and Mediterranean fruit trees as in-ground plantings under our climatic conditions and can show customers growing techniques we have developed to succeed with these fruits.
(Revised 19 April 2017.)
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