Monday, February 25, 2019

Whats Happen at Country Taste Farm

Whats Happen at Country Taste Farm

Wow WE have Igloos Lots of Snow, we have the snow off the tops so the load shouldn’t break the structure.

Our High Tunnels

But we are starting plants in the basement spring will come.
New Asparagus variety

Millennium Asparagus

We have started a new variety of asparagus, Millennium the name scares me. Asparagus is a plant with a pace all its own. On a hot day the stalks can grow six inches, yet it can take up to twelve years to develop a new variety at the University of Guelph’s Simcoe Research Station Ontario, Canada. Why such a long wait? Dave Wolyn, a professor in OAC’s Department of Plant Agriculture, explains that asparagus takes about three years to establish itself before its yields can be harvested. Years four, five and six of the trial’s life are used to study and measure before the research starts again to compare the best of the preliminary trials at multiple locations, taking another six years. All that waiting is worth it, though. The time and effort Wolyn and his team have put into developing better asparagus has already paid off with the Guelph Millennium variety. Guelph Millennium was named Seed of the Year in 2005, recognition for the sustained high yields and quality of the variety, and  now comprises more than three-quarters of the Ontario market. Better yet, this cool climate variety from the University Guelph has become popular with producers as far away as Michigan, Washington state, and the UK.
Tomatoes: we hope to have tomatoes to enjoy with our early season lettuce. We started Saskrua  Early, delicious, attractive cherry tomatoes. Real sweet tomato flavor and firmness without being hard. Among the first to ripen, Sakura keeps going all season long because of its disease resistance. Very tidy, compact plant fits well in tight spaces. Prolific yielder of bright red, shiny, medium-large cherry tomatoes that average 20–22 gm. High resistance to fusarium wilt, leaf mold, and tobacco mosaic virus; and intermediate resistance to nematodes. Indeterminate. Organically grown. 
Saskura Plants 6 days old

Saskura In June

Organic practices help reduce Chemicals residue, We are doing Much more for food Safety:
“Know Your Farmer Know Your Food”