Bob and Verna Duncan
724 Wain Road, North Saanich, BC, Canada, V8L 5N8 (on Vancouver Island near Sidney/Victoria)
Available now - Fig trees (many varieties), kiwi vines.
Orange marmalade made from our own fruit.
Citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees can be ordered for next year since they are sold out for now.
We are pleased to offer a collection of rare and unusual fig trees.
These varieties have been trialed in North Saanich and have been proven to grow & produce well in our climate.
More than 2 dozen varieties of fig trees available for sale.
Please call or email to set up an appointment.
"Breba" crop = first crop on last year's wood.
"Main" crop = second crop on current year's growth.
Contact us for current availability or pre-order for next year / season. Please contact us for details about varieties and deposits requested.
Bare root fruit trees can now be ordered for next Spring. These include: apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, and quince.
Our nursery specializes in Temperate, Citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees.
Temperate fruit trees - apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, pawpaws, peaches, pears, plums, peaches, quince.
Citrus trees - lemons and limes, blood oranges, mandarin oranges, navel oranges, sour oranges, citron, kumquats, kaffir limes, hardy citrus (yuzu, sudachi) and grapefruit.
Mediterranean fruit trees - feijoa, figs, kiwi, loquats, olives, persimmons, pomegranates.
Small fruits / berries / vines and other edibles also possible - including artichokes, asparagus, bay, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, Chilean guava (Ugni molinae), cranberries, currants (black, red, white), elderberries, goji berries, gooseberries, goumi berries, grapes, haskap (aka honeyberries), jostaberries, 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.
These are all cancelled due to COVID-19 until further notice.
These are still scheduled to go ahead as of this writing.
See our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLqGxPE4BbcASnpImGuFZA; the videos are also listed here:
(Revised 27 June 2020.)