Vegetables dominate early Canadian horticultural history

Canada’s early horticultural history was dominated by writings, letters and reports on vegetable growing. This is quite understandable given the need for early explorers to feed themselves and their crews. Fruit was mainly gathered in the wild. Cultivating fruit trees, bushes or plants would only come later when exploration gave way to settlement. For the first years of Canada’s horticultural history, vegetable growing would predominate.