Production methods

Every year, FraiseBec produces strawberries and raspberries from June to October, and is constantly investing in research and development to improve production methods and to satisfy berry lovers.


FraiseBec strawberries are grown in rows of soil mounds, meaning that they grow from the mother plants that are planted on mounds of soil 10 inches high by 42 inches wide. 4 lines grow on each mound.


After trying a number of methods, FraiseBec now uses the tunnel method to grow their raspberries. The tunnels are high, open-ended canvas arches, and each tunnel houses 3 rows of plants. This method allows for growing conditions like those in California, sheltered from the rain and strong winds. With this method, we get ripe raspberries until the first fall frosts.

We currently produce raspberries under high tunnels on 10 acres, with plans to add 35 acres soon.

The search for new varieties

Every year, FraiseBec grows a wide variety of strawberries ideal for Quebec climate.

Before they even reach FraiseBec, new varieties are numbered or coded in selection laboratories; it can take 5 to 10 years before they are named and make it to the field.

Finding the best variety of strawberries for Quebec is a long-term initiative that FraiseBec proudly supports by testing new varieties on ½ acre of our land.