About Pépinière Rochon, Inc.
Following in the footsteps of his father Robert Rochon, who obtained his first fruit tree propagation permit in 1944, Marcel founded Pépinière Rochon in 1996. The nursery specializes exclusively in the propagation of apple trees for Quebec apple producers. From its modest beginnings with an annual production of 5,000 trees to its current volume of 90,000 trees per year, the nursery has proudly produced more than a million apple trees since its founding.
Jean-Marc, the current president of the nursery, studied horticulture at the Saint-Hyacinthe institute of agri-food technology from 1997 to 2000. In order to further his knowledge of plant propagation—a subject he is passionate about—he completed a summer internship at the Boerboom nursery in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford in 1998. This was followed by a second internship at the Lafond nursery in Provence in 1999.
Our company founder, who one day decided to grow his small nursery into a large-scale enterprise. Nowadays, he plays more of a background role, but his advice is more than appreciated.
Master of all projects, passionate since day one, Jean-Marc performed his first grafts at the age of 12 (with an impressive scar on his thumb to prove it). Since his arrival, he has been the embodiment of the company’s next-generation dynamism.
Long considered the nursery’s “right-hand,” she has personally grafted over a million apple trees. Following a successful career, she continues to make her rounds to check on the evolution of our production.
In charge of the nursery’s sister company Vergers Rochon, Inc., Vincent is our reliable go-to guy for major planting and pulling operations.
Edwin, Marlon, Alex, Luis, Jean-Marc, Vincent, Céline, Marcel, M.Bernard Carrière (Mentor) Jarrinson, Selvin et Carlos.