Saturday, August 24, 2019

Feds give $476,908 for fruit research

Federal politicians have announced tha taxpayers will give up to $476,908 “for the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers to improve fruit quality and availability of tender fruit and fresh grape varieties for consumers.

“The research project aims to improve Canadian tender fruits such as apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, and pears, for example by extending the growing season and storability. 

“The project will also study black knot disease in plums and develop new tender fruit and fresh grape varieties."