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Saturday, August 12
9:30 am-noon
546 Nootka, Qualicum Beach
Plants include: Swiss Chard, Purple Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Kale, Corn Salad, Beets, Cabbage, Choi, and other greens.

This plant sale is a fundraiser for the Qualicum Beach Garden Club.

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Bob Duncan Bio

July 11, 2017: Growing Citrus and sub-tropical fruit trees on Vancouver Island

Bob and Verna Duncan 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, they have grown and tested over 500 different varieties of tree fruits in their demonstration orchard. They carry the greatest number of lemon and lime trees on the island as well as tangerines and hardy yuzu, blood oranges, mandarin oranges, navel oranges, sour oranges, citron, kumquats, kaffir limes, hardy citrus, grapefruit and Mediterranean fruit trees such as avocados, feijoa, figs, jujubes, kiwi, loquats, olives, persimmons and pomegranates. They carry a multitude of small fruits and berries.

Bob had a career as a Botanist and Entomologist; Verna has a background in teaching and in business. They have been growing fruit trees for over 45 years on the west coast.

They provide expert advice based on first-hand experience in growing temperate, citrus and Mediterranean fruit trees. They are pioneers in growing citrus fruit trees and Mediterranean fruit trees as in-ground plantings under our climatic conditions.

They have produced several educational videos as listed below.

Pre-orders can be made prior to the QBGC meeting by contacting Bob and Verna Duncan directly:

724 Wain Rd., North Saanich, BC, Canada, V8L5N8 (on Vancouver Island near Sidney/Victoria); phone: 250-656-4269; email: bvduncan@FruitTreesAndMore.com