Phytocultures would like to thank everyone who attended our haskap field day. The day was a great success answering questions, receiving cultural information, and demonstrations of bumble bee pollinators and plant propagation. Visitors also had a chance to try some of the delicious haskap infused products, such as ice cream, haskap flavored beverages from Deep Roots Distillery, or the freshly picked and delicious haskap berries from one of our various plots. Sadly the field day had to end, but we were glad to see everyone leaving with some haskap berries in hand and a smile on their faces.
We also had a chance to shake things up with our easy harvester demonstration. A picture of the harvester can be seen above located in the middle of one of our haskap plots.
Constructed to maximize efficiency and ease of use, and minimize berry damage. The demonstration went well showing the equipment’s ability to harvest berries while leaving the bush and berries in good condition. However, we are always attempting to improve our methods and equipment efficiency and so we are currently undergoing development in the harvester program attempting to modify the current design in hopes to improve the efficiency and quality of berry harvested. Updates will follow as we determine the best method for the application of the easy harvester for small scale commercial use.