Central Coast Chapter CRFG

FAQ and Other Useful Info

CRFG Central Coast Chapter on Facebook

CRFG Central Coast Chapter on Facebook- new in 2017: go to the page and request to join!

CRFG Videos

CRFG Video Gallery- new in 2017: videos that explain how-to and why-to. Yours are welcome as well!

Chapter Member Videos

From Joe Sabol:


Orchard Ladder Safety: Useful tips on proper use from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Risk and Safety Services.


"Pruning 1-2 Year Old Trees and Dwarf Trees" presentation   PDF (1.1 MB)    PPT (4 MB)
    by Art DeKleine for the 2017 CRFG Central Coast Pruning Workshop.
    The embedded video included in this presentation is "How to Prune Young Fruit Trees."

Chill Hours

Chill Hour Calculators:

Low Chill Help

Tree selection tool courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.
   Select trees based on chill hours and USDA zones.

Good tasting low chill fruit picks by Tom Spellman.

Q & A:

Q. "I am trying to figure out which peach trees to plant in my orchard. I currently have a May pride and an Elberta. I want to add two or three more peach trees but I want to pick varieties that give me the longest harvest. Do you have any suggestions on good low chill varieties that might help with this?"
A. "You are doing the right thing by planning your harvest times early. My first suggestion would be to go to the Dave Wilson site and look at the harvest chart, it shows harvest times for a wide variety of fruit, note the late peaches, then cross reference with their low chill peach list. You could further narrow by seeing if any of the late low chill peaches are also on their top taste test winners list." Larry Hollis