While Bosc Pears are not a Canadian cultivar they are widely grown across Canada and have been extensively trialed. Developed in 1807 by Dr. John-Baptise Van Mons in Belgium, growing Bosc pears is not for the impatient. The trees are difficult to propagate and take a long time to start producing fruit. That being said, it’s well worth the wait. Once the trees become productive, they produce regular and abundant crops.
The 5 Easiest (and Yummiest!) Fruits to Grow in a Container Garden
Make your own mole repellent! 1/4 cup castor oil, 6 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons liquid detergent (We use Dawn). Combine all ingredients in blender until consistency of whipped cream. Add 2 tablespoons of repellent to a regular garden watering can and then fill with warm water. Thoroughly water over areas of greatest damage. For best results apply after a rain or a thorough watering.
Haskap berries is an amazingly hardy, fast growing, high yielding, great tasting berry bush that is relatively new to North America. It is an edible honeysuckle that originates from Siberia aka.. ‘Honeyberries’, ‘Blue Honeysuckle’, and ‘Haskap’. Coming from Siberia, it is extremely hardy. It can withstand winter temperatures of -47° Celsius. They are the earliest to fruit in the season, usually in mid to late June – even earlier than strawberries.