Welcome to the U of S Fruit Program

One of the most active and exciting university fruit programs in Canada today. The U of S fruit researchers have been carefully breeding and selecting cold hardy plants for superior fruit quality and yield for over 90 years. China, Mongolia, Russia, Hungary, India and Japan have all contributed to one of the most extensive and diverse collection of cold hardy fruiting plants in North America.





Sabbatical Plans

Dr Bob Bors will be going on sabbatical in July of 2015. Part of the plan for it is to visit Haskap farms in Canada to take samples of the plants and see various growing conditions. If you are interested in having Dr. Bors visit your farm please fill out the following form. It can be downloaded here and either mailed or emailed to the fruit program. Farms in Saskatchewan will be given top priority.


New Varieties Arriving in 2016/17

The U of S Fruit program has two new varieties slated for release in 2016 and 2017. Read more about Boreal Blizzard the 2016 release, and Boreal Beauty the 2017 release, by clicking on their names.


The Fruit Program is on Facebook!

The U of S Fruit program now has it's own facebook page. Be sure to like us in order to follow our progress through the field season as well as keep up to date with events and other information.



2013 Gourmand award winner!

Cooking with Cherries from the Prairies has won the prestigious Gourmand award for "Best Fund Raising, Charity and Community Cookbook in Canada-English"

The new cherry cookbook can be ordered from the University of Saskatchewan bookstore.
Click HERE to order your copy.

It is also available from the following locations around Saskatoon:
U of S Bookstore
North of 40
McNally Robinson

Saskmade Marketplace
Western Development Museum Gift Shop
Ukrainian Museum of Canada



New Articles

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Our Crops

Buying our Plants

Upcoming Events


Growing Fruit




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