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Financial Assistance for Replanting Apple Orchards


To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • own an apple business.
  • be enrolled in the Farm Income Stabilization Insurance Program for the 2017-2018 insurance year.
  • have carried out an eligible replanting project.

A replanting project is eligible if it is carried out between April 1, 2017 and May 30, 2021, and meets one of the following two conditions:

  • It is eligible under Phase 2 - Support for replanting apple trees under the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation's Programme de modernisation des vergers de pommiers au Québec (Quebec Apple Orchard Modernization Program).
  • The replanted area has a minimum density of 450 trees per hectare and the planted apple trees are insured under the Crop Insurance Program’s Apple Trees - Plan A coverage, from the time of planting until the date the program expires.

The area cannot be replanted with the following cultivars:

  • Black McIntosh
  • Britemac
  • Imperial Red McIntosh
  • Early McIntosh
  • Macspur
  • Morspur
  • Novamac
  • Red Mac
  • Rogers Red McIntosh
  • Saint-Hilaire McIntosh
  • Summerland
  • Sweet McIntosh
  • Golden Delicious
  • Red Delicious
  • Early Gold
  • Golden Supreme
  • Jonagold de Coster
  • Honey Gold
  • Jersey Mac
  • Lodi
  • Marshall
  • Melba
  • Pioneer
  • Senshu
  • Summer Red
  • Vista Bella