- Golden and Chioggia Summer Beets
- Lacinato and Winter Curly Kale
- Savoy and Arrowhead Fall Spinach
Seed included both commercial and BC-grown seed. In 2016 we conducted the trials at 12 farms in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and in Prince George as well at UBC Farm and Totem Field at UBC.
Beets are a popular crop at BC farmers markets and golden beets are becoming more and more common. The southern coast of BC has a great climate for beet seed production.
Spinach is another popular spring and fall crop at BC farmers’ markets. It is also a great seed crop for the region with much commercial spinach seed production happening just south of us in Washington State.
BC Seed Trials Kale Results 2016 (still in progress as of Feb 2, 2017)
Kale is a staple crop for most small farms in BC and is popular for its year-round production. The Lacinato style kales are very popular and we will be assessing them for many traits including overwintering.