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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : Coronation grapes reign over French clafouti
    Ontario consumers come back for more local growers now leave their blue grapes hanging on the vine until they reach the ideal sugar to acid ratio before harvesting Most Coronations are eaten fresh from the bunch but Lambert still recalls his mom making grape jam with Concords It was messy he says Everything in the house was stained for weeks As the Coronation season is fast coming to an end pick up a basket and try my version of a classic French clafouti Though two litres of grapes may seem daunting you ll be surprised how quickly they disappear Or freeze the royal grapes for a taste of summer year round Long may they reign Buy Store Ontario s Coronation grape season runs four to six weeks from mid August to late September Look for plump smooth deep blue grapes firmly attached to a flexible light green or straw yellow stem Refrigerate grapes in their container loosely covered seven to 10 days If you leave them out in a sunny kitchen you may end up with wine or vinegar Prep Gently wash Coronation grapes in a colander just before serving Freeze Wash dry and de stem grapes Pack in airtight containers and freeze No sugar needed Use frozen grapes in recipes that call for fresh as they keep their shape when thawed To use frozen grapes for preserves thaw in refrigerator just until crushable Serve Eat Coronations fresh out of hand or from the freezer Make a luscious jam or jelly Add to a crisp or crumble with Ontario pears nectarines and raspberries Delicious in sauces juice and smoothies Layer with yogurt or other soft cheese lemon zest and honey Garnish a cheese and fruit platter with small bunches of Coronations Add to wholesome grain salads Make grape cicles with the recipe from ontariotenderfruit ca Spread grape jam on a roast beef and blue cheese sandwich Spread it Place 3 tbsp 45 mL cornstarch in a measuring cup and add water to make 1 3 cup 75 mL In a medium pot stir 2 cups 500 mL de stemmed Coronation grapes 2 3 cup 150 mL granulated sugar 2 tbsp 30 mL water and 1 1 2 tsp 7 mL lemon juice Place over medium heat and bring to a boil Cook 5 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally to break up grapes and melt sugar Add cornstarch mixture and cook 5 minutes stirring constantly until spread is thick and clear Transfer to a bowl or jar cool Refrigerate Coronation Grape Clafouti Clafouti is a traditional French flan made with cherries but it suits juicy Ontario Coronation grapes perfectly This one s not too sweet to lets the sweet tart taste shine through I like serving leftovers for breakfast 1 Tbsp 15 mL butter 2 cups 500 mL Coronation grapes de stemmed 3 large eggs cup 125 mL granulated sugar 1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract cup 125 mL all purpose flour 1 tsp 5 mL grated lemon zest Pinch of

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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : GreenbeltFresh.ca - a new resource to find local fruit
    positive impact on athletes read more OCTOBER 14 2015 Pilot Project To Plant 130 000 Tender Fruit Trees In Niagara read more OCTOBER 13 2015 Ontario Supporting Fruit and Specialty Crop Growers read more SEPTEMBER 15 2015 Coronation grapes reign over French clafouti read more AUGUST 13 2015 GreenbeltFresh ca a new resource to find local fruit read more MAY 15 2015 The bloom is back and a little early

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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : The bloom is back and a little early
    serves as a networking opportunity for growers distributors retailers and processors as well as a chance for the marketing board to kick off the local produce season Obviously we had a terrible winter and we were expecting doom and gloom going through it but the crops have turned out pretty fantastic Tregunno said to the crowd We re going to have a great season Denise Zaborowski of Foodland Ontario said the event was a great opportunity for the growing community to come together in community and fellowship adding she was excited to hear the season was going to be a bit early Nothing says summer more than Ontario tender fruit she said adding the peach is identified by consumers as the one thing they love best of all out of Ontario fruits and vegetables Foodland with its iconic green logo and latest marketing campaign featuring the Foodland song has found its way into consumer s hearts she said and more and more they are demanding local produce in their stores We re very very fortunate consumers are asking for and demanding local produce she said They ve tried to add personality to the ad campaigns she noted by including growers and their families like last summer s ad that featured peaches and Niagara on the Lake growers Ethan and Erika Lepp standing in their orchard They ve also tapped into urban markets she said by reminding commuters on transit advertising that local food is closer than they think Foodland Ontario she added is the government leader in social media People love to talk about local food she said The website continues to see traffic driven to recipes featuring local ingredients as well Please continue to collaborate and work together because together we can do great things she said Marshall described

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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : Fruit Tracker | Fruit and Vegetable Magazine Article
    2015 Pilot Project To Plant 130 000 Tender Fruit Trees In Niagara read more OCTOBER 13 2015 Ontario Supporting Fruit and Specialty Crop Growers read more SEPTEMBER 15 2015 Coronation grapes reign over French clafouti read more AUGUST 13 2015 GreenbeltFresh ca a new resource to find local fruit read more MAY 15 2015 The bloom is back and a little early read more APRIL 01 2015 Fruit Tracker Fruit

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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : Adapting to consumer tender-fruit wants
    centre nursery and then 18 months later plant them privately owned test orchards The fruit of these new varieties will be weeded out by a Tender Fruit Evaluation Committee composed of tender fruit growers fruit marketing and packing representatives an evaluator certified nurseries the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs the university research centre and tender fruit marketing board representatives The trees that bear the best tasting fruit that do best in our growing climate will then be licensed to breeders for sale with the university and research centre sharing in the licence fees The shift to other tender fruit requires long term vision as it takes many years for new platings to bear fruit Current varieties would take 12 to 15 years before bearing fruit Kauzlaric said Part of Vineland s role is we re trying to compress that into seven or eight years by having on site grower testing that runs parallel with the development of the variety Kauzlaric said The development of tastier and heartier varieties of nectarines plums and apricots has a supporter in Phil Tregunno of Tregunno Fruit Farms in Niagara on the Lake who has made room in the 700 acres of peaches wines and table grapes nectarines and plums he grows for a test plot of a new variety of nectarines We re on board the retailers are big time on board too with some of the new varieties that are out there Tregunno said While the trees being tested on his land are not expected to bear fruit until next year he said this past winter will be a good indicator of their heartiness Tregunno said growers should take advantage of the buy local movement by adapting to consumer wants Fruit produced locally is far more tasty than that which

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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : Tender Fruit Research Receives Funding
    U of G with additional support provided by the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers and VineTech Canada At Vineland Prof Jay Subramanian Plant Agriculture will use the new funding to continue his studies of tender fruits We ll be working to understand the genetic mechanism of black knot resistance in stone fruits using plums as our model and we ll also be assessing the post harvest behaviour of newly developed selections of tender fruits especially yellow plums nectarines and peaches he said Subramanian said the new project will tie in well with his previous research in tender fruits He works with U of G faculty graduate students and post doctoral researchers on breeding research a process that can take many years Consumer interests keep changing and thus the growers need to feed the changing demands As researchers we need to provide a continuous pipeline of new and improved genetic material of tender fruits Vineland houses the only active tender fruit breeding program in Canada Subramanian said that tender fruit improvement is typically a long and patience testing process Studying disease resistance can require land labour effort and vision Continuing this work is very important to the local tender fruit industry he said We are the northern most latitude of tender fruit growing in the world Any introductions from other places even as close as Michigan New York or Pennsylvania often do not thrive well in our harsh winters Thus we need to develop our own genetic material which is what this research facility in Vineland has done for decades https www uoguelph ca cpa wp 2014 12 tender fruit research receives funding Other News Stories JANUARY 15 2016 Bananas and pears positive impact on athletes read more OCTOBER 14 2015 Pilot Project To Plant 130 000 Tender Fruit Trees In Niagara

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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : Grant to help with earlier varieties of fruit
    to consumers earlier each year will help local producers gain greater market share in the fruit sector The idea with this is to target different varieties to lengthen our season said Phil Tregunno chair of the board And it s to bring sweeter higher colour fruit to the consumers too He said the initiative should encourage consumers to switch from import brands to provincial ones It will provide shoppers with more local fruit for a longer season he said And also provide growers with more income because it will mean the season is longer Tregunno said the research will be done by the University of Guelph and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Ultimately getting those new varieties to stores involves some work with nurseries and is a longer term process Tregunno added don fraser sunmedia ca View the complete article at http www stcatharinesstandard ca 2014 11 11 grant to help with earlier varieties of fruit Other News Stories JANUARY 15 2016 Bananas and pears positive impact on athletes read more OCTOBER 14 2015 Pilot Project To Plant 130 000 Tender Fruit Trees In Niagara read more OCTOBER 13 2015 Ontario Supporting Fruit and Specialty Crop Growers read more SEPTEMBER

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  • Ontario Tender Fruit : News : Advancing Tree Fruit and Fresh Grape Sectors in Canada
    provided by the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers and VineTech Canada This collaborative research program will give growers access to tender fruit varieties bred in Canada and introduce fresh grape varieties that will add value to the Canadian tree fruit and fresh grape industry fostering economic growth says Dr Daryl Somers Research Director Applied Genomics at Vineland In this highly competitive marketplace identifying and releasing new varieties to meet consumer demand as quickly as possible is crucial to our industry says Phil Tregunno Chair Ontario Tender Fruit Producers About Ontario Tender Fruit Producers The Ontario Tender Fruit Producers is a not for profit independent farming organization governed by grower members Ontario s tender fruit crops have an annual farm gate value of approximately 55 million About Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is a world class research centre dedicated to horticultural science and innovation Located in Canada s Niagara Region Vineland s mission is to deliver innovative products and production solutions that address the needs of the horticulture industry and advance Canada s research and commercialization agenda We are an independent not for profit organization funded in part by Growing Forward 2 a federal provincial territorial initiative About University of Guelph The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada s top comprehensive universities because of their commitment to student learning and innovative research They are dedicated to cultivating the essentials for our quality of life water food environment animal and human health community commerce culture and learning The University community also shares a profound sense of social responsibility an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development For more information please contact Sarah Marshall General Manager Ontario Tender Fruit Producers 905 688 0990 or sarah ontariotenderfruit ca Cheryl Lennox Director Marketing Communications

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