Tree Fruits

The tree fruit industry in B.C. has about 400 commercial growers who farm approximately 15,000 acres of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums.

Production

The following information can help growers increase their competiveness through higher production quality and fruit variety diversification.

Information on building home nurseries:

Descriptions of tree fruits species, blossoming and harvest times:

Information on a variety of tree fruits:

Information on the management of plant pests and diseases that damage berry crops:

The BC Fruit Growers' Association has an Integrated Fruit Production Guide for managing your crops:

Production Insurance

Some Tree Fruit crops are eligible for Production Insurance coverage.  Production insurance helps producers manage their risk of crop losses caused by hail, spring frost, excessive rain, flooding, drought, etc.

Regulation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has a mandate to ensure a safe food supply for everyone in Canada.  Other local, provincial and federal legislation and regulations apply.

Funding Opportunities

Financial assistance for growers to replace fruit trees with high-value, high-quality varieties to meet consumer demand:

Other Funding Opportunities:

Resources

Useful Contacts

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