Come taste a new standout sweet potato variety from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention


WHO: Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
WHAT: Come and taste a new variety of locally-grown sweet potatoes at Booth 517
WHEN: Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18
11 am to 2 pm
WHERE: Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention (OFVC),
Scotiabank Convention Centre,
6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON
WHY: Learn more about Vineland's sweet potato breeding program and taste a new standout variety. Vineland is developing high yielding fresh market varieties better-adapted to Canada's shorter growing season and better-suited for the processing sector.

BACKGROUND: With a highly-skilled research team, oversight from an independent Board of Directors, engagement from an international Science Advisory Committee and collaboration with more than 160 global partners including a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Vineland's goal is to enhance Canadian growers' commercial success through results-oriented innovation. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization funded in part by Growing Forward 2. For the latest on our research and partnerships, visit

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CONTACT: Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Nathalie Dreifelds, Advisor, Communications & Public Relations 905-321-3491

Source:Vineland Researchand Innovation Centre