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That proximity has allowed local growers to market smaller Bartletts, which don't take as much year-round work to grow, rather than focusing on producing D'Anjous, Boscs or larger Bartletts.
The Seattle Times 2010
Ontarians didn't seem to care much about the minutiae of winemaking, the Boscs say, and many thought "good Canadian wine" something of an oxymoron.
Its costs are beginning to rise precipitously as the new grapes expand from a single vine each to blocks of eight and then 27 vines, but the Boscs are hoping to get government grants to lighten the burden.
By the early 1990s, the Boscs were dabbling in genetic engineering as a way to mitigate the potentially crippling effects of especially harsh Ontario winters on their mostly European-bred stock, infusing the grapes with genes they hoped would make them stronger.