A World of Opportunity at Vineland

Chinese red hot peppers are just as good grown in Ontario soil as they are in their native China. That’s the feedback researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are getting from a pilot project which has recently garnered them a provincial award.

Originally approached by Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers association, VRIC has been studying world crops since 2009 in an effort to fill a growing need in Canada’s culturally diverse population. With 98 per cent of the ethnic produce market being supplied with imports, the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association wanted to know if it was possible to grow those same items in Ontario soil.

From Amanda Moore, NiagaraThisWeek.com originally published September 6, 2012

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