Healthy eating starts here! Key words like fibre, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants are ever-present today with the trend of getting back to healthy eating. Find them in the fruit trees and shrubs that you can plant in your yard or garden.

Imagine letting your children eat endless amounts of free fruit and watch as they also grow into healthy eaters. Consider planting an apple, pear or plum tree for fibre; or honeyberries, blueberries or goji berries for high levels of antioxidants. Strawberry patches are a non guilty pleasure and grapes for the table or for that person who wants to make jams, jellies or wine.

A selection of fruit

  • Asparagus Fibre | Protein | Vitamins
  • Blueberries Antioxidants | Delicious
  • Cherries Tree or shrub | Fresh or pies
  • Early Gold Pear Fresh eating | Canning desserts
  • Haskap Honeyberries High antioxidant content
  • Kent Strawberry Fun | Tasty Colourful
  • Manchurian Apricot Fibre | Beta-carotene
  • Parkland Apple Fresh eating | Good storage
  • Pembina Plum Juicy | Sweet
  • Saskatoons Super fruit | Fibre
  • Valiant Grape Prolific bearer | Wine | Juice | Jelly