Haskap berries might be the next new superfood but most people haven’t heard of them.
That’s because the berries, which are higher in antioxidants than blueberries, have traditionally been found only sporadically in the wild across Canada, growing mostly on the edge of wetlands.
But Bob Bors aims to change that.
The head of the fruit program at the University of Saskatchewan has been breeding haskap berries for 15 years and says the plants are now being grown in most provinces.
Liam Tayler, commercial director of Haskapa in Nova Scotia, says the company started with an acre of haskap plants in 2011 and has added more each year.
Forty acres are nearing production and they plan to plant another 80 acres this year.
(The Canadian Press)