Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON -- Upper Canada Growers sounds like a company enshrined in history. It is, sort of. Just months old, this is the new brand of a company that’s been around for 40 years. The Haynes family has fruit growing expertise in utilizing rootstock from multiple sources to bud and graft a wide variety of fruit varieties onto them.
The former general manager of Mori Essex Nurseries, Robert Haynes and his twin progeny, Jason and Megan, have created a company with the goal of producing affordable fruit trees to Canadian farmers. “It’s important to have a stable source of fruit trees for an industry that’s seeing a positive uptrend,” said Robert Haynes at a recent open house.
The company is rapidly becoming well-known as one of the country’s major developers of fruit trees for Canadian farmers.
Haynes also underlines that new propagation techniques such as tissue culture are helping to produce well-rooted trees within a year. Tissue-cultured rootstocks have a very low mortality rate and are the most resistant to diseases affecting fruit trees.
A $2.50 per tree deposit will be required for a minimum 1,000-tree order. Growers are encouraged to place orders for 2018 and 2019. Some apple varieties are available for 2017. For more information, visit www.uppercanadagrowers.ca.