The Charlottetown soil is the main soil of Prince Edward Island, accounting for roughly 470,000 acres of land. It has a sandy texture, is well drained and is very suitable for farming. The redness of the soil is due to the high iron-oxide (rust) content.
Designating a provincial soil respects the need to protect, preserve, and maintain the sustainability of our soil as a vital and non-renewable resource.
The designation of provincial soils in each province is an initiative of the Canadian Society of Soil Science.
August 1, 2015