Best Nurseries for Fruit Trees, and Berries and Edible Tree Crops

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Looking for Fruit Trees, Nut Trees, Berry Bushes, or Edible Vines?

Fruit Trees and More

Frost peaches

Frost peaches

Bob and Verna Duncan provide a nursery and demonstration orchard in North Saanich BC near Sidney and Victoria. They have bare root fruit trees including Desert King Figs, Frost Peaches, Cherries, Pawpaws, Pears, Plums, Almonds, and more. They also have a great selection of small fruits, berries, vines and other edibles such as goji berries, goose berries, goumi berries, haskap (honeyberries), sea buckthorn and more! Call Bob and Verna Duncan today at 250-656-4269 for fruit trees and more.

Bob and Verna Duncan
724 Wain Rd., North Saanich, BC, Canada, V8L5N8
(on Vancouver Island near Sidney/Victoria)
phone: 250-656-4269

Salt Spring Island Nurseries

Seven Ravens Permaculture Academy and Eco Forest

Pine Nuts

Pine Nuts

Michael Nichols and Heidi Cowan provide an example of a thriving 38 acre permaculture farm and eco forest on Salt Spring Island. A walk through his property can help others understand the true power of the land that they steward. With one of hte most diverse forests in B.C. he provides a permaculture consulting, hand crafted furniture from his woodlot as well as workshops and courses on permaculture design.  On the Seven Ravens tree nurseries they grow over 100 varieties of trees that provide nitrogen fixation, food, medicine, and bee fodder as well as high quality timber wood. Contact Michael at Seven Ravens today for permaculture design, consulting, and tree crops for eco-forestry installations.

Michael Nickels and Heidi Cowan
1641 Fulford Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC Canada V8K 2A8
250 653 9565

Apple Luscious Organic Orchards

Harry Burton
Apple Luscious Organic Orchards
100 Heidi Place
Salt Spring Island BC
V8K 1W5

Harry Burton is a local legend in the organic community on Salt Spring Island. A winner of the best apple award in the fall fair he provides scion wood and fruit trees for rare heirloom apple varieties. He has some of the rare, most delicious Apple tree cultivars you will find in Canada.

In addition to being a grafting wizard and avid apple grower, he is a founding member and organizer of the Salt Spring Apple Festival

Why Choose  Apple Trees from Apple Luscious?

  • Tasty, healthy apples from rare heirloom varieties you’ll find nowhere else.
  • Bigger Trees with Stronger Roots on the superior ¾ size, B118 Rootstock
  • Drought tolerant trees that need no irrigation once established.
  • Very cold hardy, vigorous trees that work with most soils.
  • Certified Organic Apple Trees (IOPA Certification #902)
  • Guaranteed to grow the first year or your money back.
  • Free delivery on Salt Spring Island for Orders of 10+ Trees

P.S. Harry has one of the best articles I`ve read on Grafting. Great knowledge shared on grafting here.

Salt Spring Apple Company

Salt Spring Apple Company is a certified organic apple orchard growing 333 different varieties of heritage and connoisseur apples. They operate a B&B and sell apple trees and baked apple treats as well as fresh apples. Contact Salt Spring Apple Company today at (250) 537-4935

529 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K1
(250) 537-4935
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Saanich Native Plants

Woodland Strawberry from Saanich Native Plants

Woodland Strawberry

Saanich Native Plants offers a wide selection of plants and seeds that are native to southern Vancouver Island.  Our plants are propagated from our own stock and are local in originSaanich Native Plants resides on the Coast Salish Territory of  the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. I highly recommend Saanich Native Plants for the native plant selection such as the wild Woodland strawberries, Douglas Aster,  Yarrow, Salmonberry, 

Tree Eater Nursery

Tree Eater Nursery

Tree Eater Nursery – Nishimura Wase

Tree Eater Nursery

250 897 8540.  Magdalene 250 650 8965
2011 North Central Rd.
Denman Island, BC. V0R 1T0.


Tree Eater Nursery propagates and sells fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes and edible vines. Their mission is to help disseminate the greatest possible diversity of food bearing perennial plants. Click here for the

stock list of the Nursery or visit Tree Eater

Fraser’s Thimble Farms

Fraser's Thimble farms

Fraser’s Thimble farms

Fraser’s Thimble Farm
175 Arbutus Road
Salt Spring Island B.C.

Phone: 250-537-5788

Thimble Farms has a great selection of perennials, trees, shrubs, groundcovers, fruit, flowering and nut trees year round. Visit the Nursery on the north end of Salt Spring Island.

Some interesting plants from Thimble farms include Yarrow, Vanilla leaf, Nodding Onions, Fragara Vesca (Native wood Strawberry), Saskatoon Berries, Beaked Hazelnut, Oregon Grape, Thimbleberry, Salmonberry, and Black Huckleberry.

I hope you enjoyed our list of the best plant nurseries in Western Canada. If you would like to add your nursery to this list, or if you have any edits or suggestions, please email feedback to Nigel at

Gord & Ann Baird at Eco Sense

Eco-Sense is a combination of consulting on everything from food systems, water systems, and waste systems. We integrate all the above into a dynamic business model that involves a perennial edible nursery, rainwater harvesting design and installations, grey water and compost toilet consulting, and workshops and consulting on the above.” Visit them

Wiffle Tree

Whiffletree Farm & Nursery provides wholesale cold hardy & disease resistant fruit & nut trees in Ontario. You can find their complete catalogue online at

Grimo Nut Nursery

Ontario nursery selling hardy fruit and nut trees, including walnuts, pinenuts, chestnuts, persimmons and pawpaw.

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Nigel Kay
I grow food, plant trees, maintain orchards, and design ecosystems that help families become healthier and happier.
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