Media Contacts

Dave Townsend

Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
250 356-7908


Raspberry Replant Program

British Columbia is the largest raspberry-producing province in Canada and leads the country in the sales of raspberries with most of the province’s production occurring in the Fraser Valley.

  • B.C.’s raspberry marketed production in 2020 was 5,149 metric tonnes from 950 hectares (2,347.5 acres) of cultivated area with a farm gate value of nearly $14 million.
  • The ministry funded 45 acres of new plantings of raspberries in 2021. B.C. raspberry growers received a total of $104,000 in funding.
  • The ministry has committed to funding 74 acres of raspberries in 2022, with total funding estimated at $184,000.
  • The announcement of the program gives raspberry growers assurance that the replant program will continue for another year. 
  • Raspberry growers can place plant orders for 2023 plantings before June 2022 to ensure they have access to preferred varieties from the nurseries. 
  • Applications will open this spring and stay open through to the fall to give growers time to plan and prepare for the 2023 planting season.
  • The B.C. government runs or has run similar replant programs for producers of hazelnuts and tree fruit, such as apples or cherries.