Meet the Growers

Growing a Prince of an apple

The Red Prince is an apple like no other - a natural cross between a Golden Delicious and a Red Jonathan with a deep red colour. Like a fine wine,... read more

Reconnecting Ontarians with the apple orchard

A visit to Brantwood Farms has become a tradition for many families in southern Ontario who enjoy spending time at the pick-your-own orchard on the outskirts of Brantford. Kara Pate... read more

Algoma Orchards a sustainability leader in Ontario’s apple industry

For more than 50 years, the Gibson and Kemp families have been growing apples at Algoma Orchards near Newcastle in Durham Region. Their apple roots go back much further than... read more

How new apple varieties come to our local markets

An Ontario apple farmer tells us how he picks what apples he’ll be growing next.   Photo credit: CropLife Canada Over 7,500 apple varieties are grown around the world. Not all of these... read more

On the lookout for new technologies, techniques and ways of doing things

Photo credit: Glenn Lowson for The Grower Tom Ferri’s lifelong passion is growing things. He’s a third generation apple grower carrying on a family business first started in the 1930s. Today his... read more