The Fruit Program holds workshops, tours, and and are often invited speakers at conferences. These events are designed to give commercial growers and gardeners a chance to learn, ask questions, and participate. Look below for a list of this years events. Events that are hosted by the Fruit Program are held at the field lab (scroll down for map). Click here for a more detailed map.


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If you plan to attend one of our events or meetings in Saskatoon, you can get 1 or 2 free soil tests done by participating in the U of SK research project.ADF20140239 Nutritional and Soil Requirements for propagating and growing Haskap Plant



Jan 24th, 2018

"Fruit for Northern Gardens" talk by Bob Bors

Saskatchewan perrenial Society

Jan 24th 7:30pm,  Emmanuel Anglican Church,  607 Dufferin @ 12th Street, Saskatoon. For more details visit


Jan 25 to 27, 2018

Manitoba Horticultural Association & Manitoba Master Gardeners

Annual conference

Jan 25 it starts at 6:30 but there are talks for the next 2 days. Location: Christian Education Centre, Neepawa United Church, Neepwa, Manitoba. Bob Bors will be talking about small fruit on Friday and Coleus on Saturday.

    Jan 27th, 2018

    "Growing Fruit for Northern Gardens" Book Launch In Manitoba

    Jan 27th 7:30pm, McNally Robinson Bookstore, 4000-1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg. Bob Bors and Sara WIlliams have written a book together for northern fruit gardeners. Both authors will be there to sign books. Admission is free. There will be a short presentation about the book as well as fruit treats and the book will be on sale. Details about the book can be read at the publishers website



      ThursDay 15 Feb, 2018

      Coleus talk/ Cheshire Plant Sale Fundraiser

      The Glen Crossmount Village

      7 - 9pm. Cost is $20 which includes a coleus plant and a glass of cider. Additonal coleus for sale will also be available. Bob Bors will give a talk about the coleus breeding program and how to grow coleus. Half of the proceeds go towards Chesire Homes of Saskatoon’s accessibility improvement project.Located 5 minutes south of Saskatoon of Lorne Avenue. Visit for details

      Friday, June 1, 2018

      Fruit Program Annual Plant sale


      9 am to 2pm, located at the 14th strees field facility in saskatoon (map is at the bottom of this page) Our annual plant sale is designed for gardeners and there are limitations of how many plants can be sold per person. Most fruit plants are young plants at a cost of $5 each. Also on sale will be a large amounts of our "Under the Sea Coleus" and various ornamentals. Details about which plants are being sold will be posted closer to the date of the event.

      ThursDay 5 July, 2018

      Haskap School at the U of Sk

      9am to 2pm. This will be on the U of SK campus. Bob will give 4 hours of talks on haskap. Topics include botany of haskap, varieties, growing methods, mechanical harvesting, processing and using the crop. Cost is $50 per person. Bring your own lunch or eat on campus.

      Friday 6 July, 2018

      Haskap Field Day at the U of Sk

      9am to 2pm. This will be at the U of SK Field lab on 14th street in Saskatoon (See map at the bottom of this page). The morning will be spent visiting the haskap research fields looking at equipment, field experiments, field plantings of seedlings and variety trials. Mechanical and hand harvesting will be demonstrated. We have about 20 acres of haskap. Participants will be able to taste haskap too. Cost is $35 per person, $5 extra if you want a pizza lunch (Otherwise bring your own lunch.) After lunch there will be some short talks and discussions.







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