Bob and Verna Duncan
724 Wain Road, North Saanich, BC, Canada, V8L 5N8 (near Sidney/Victoria)
Remay: floating row cover (aka frost protection). Recommend double or triple layers for maximum effectiveness.
Thermostats: – weatherproof enclosure; pre-wired, 8 ft cord with piggyback plug. Use with standard 110/120 volt outlet. Temperature range 30°F – 110°F. Can be set at or just above 0°C (32°F) to turn Christmas lights on when the temperature drops to freezing.
Our nursery specializes in Citrus, Figs, Warm Temperate, and Mediterranean / Sub-tropical fruit trees.
Please contact us for varieties and availability. Pre-orders and deposits are encouraged.
Citrus trees – lemons, limes, hardy citrus (Yuzu, Sudachi), mandarin oranges, navel oranges, cocktail grapefruit (mandalo), kaffir limes, kumquats, sour oranges, blood oranges, finger limes.
Fig trees – many common and especially unusual varieties – some of which we are introducing to North America. Photos and descriptions of the primary fig varieties we carry can be seen here.
Warm-temperate & Mediterranean / Sub-tropical fruit trees - chilean guava, feijoa (pineapple guava), goji, kiwi, loquats, medlar, mulberries, olives, pawpaws, persimmons, pomegranates, tea.
Visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLqGxPE4BbcASnpImGuFZA.
The videos are also listed here:
We are a couple who have long been fascinated with the idea of growing as great a diversity of temperate, citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees as the local climate will sustain and developing the cultural techniques necessary to successfully grow these fruits. In pursuing this dream, we have grown and tested over 500 different varieties of tree fruits in our home orchard.
Bob had a career as a Botanist and Entomologist; Verna has a background in teaching and in business. We have been growing fruit trees for over 50 years on southern Vancouver Island.
We want our customers to succeed in their planting endeavours. We can provide expert advice based on first-hand experience in growing temperate, citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees. We provide personalized service, custom orders, and advice on siting, pollination and training systems.
Our demonstration orchard features several hundred varieties of temperate, citrus and subtropical fruit trees and shows different training systems possible.
We are also pioneers in growing citrus fruit trees and Mediterranean fruit trees as in-ground plantings under our climatic conditions and can show customers growing techniques we have developed to succeed with these fruits.
We have also had the privilege of giving presentations in: Canada, Greece, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and USA.
A list of presentations and tours can be seen here.
(Revised 4 December 2023)