Central Coast Chapter CRFG

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Panorama of the orchard
The orchard in the spring of 2016

Our CRFG demonstration orchard is located off Highland Drive on the Cal Poly Campus. From its conception in 1997, it now contains more than 70 trees, many of which are low-chill. Orchard enthusiasts and history buffs can read all about its history.

Every year during our January meeting, we invite a "guest pruner" to provide us all with a demonstration followed by a pruning session by the membership and guests. This is a great opportunity for members and guests to learn different pruning techniques, and to hone their skills! As with all CRFG Central Coast Chapter meetings, the public is always invited. See information and pictures in this 2014 article in the Tribune.

Find out how the trees are fruiting in the new Annual Orchard Report.

 

Trees in the Orchard

Row 14: Dragonfruit, Parianka Pomegranate, Eversweet Pomegranate
Row 13: Tropic Snow Peach; Donut Peach; Peach; NectaZee Nectarine; Cherimoya;
Multi-grafted Peaches: Eva's Pride, Desert Gold, May Pride, and Florida Prince peaches;
Multi-grafted Peaches: Eva's Pride, Desert Gold, May Pride, and MidPride peaches;
Desert Gold and other peach grafts
Row 12: Red Baron Peach, Desert Delight Nectarine, Panamint Nectarine, Nectarine, Tasty Giant Peach, White Sapote, Double Delight Nectarine, Arctic Star White Nectarine, Desert Dawn Nectarine
Row 11: Paw Paw, Chojuro Asian Pear, 20th Century Asian Pear, Apricot, Chojuro Asian Pear, Mexicola Avocado, Seigyoku Asian Pear, Fuerte Avocado, Syunt Pomegranate
Row 10: Shinseiki Pear, Smyrna Quince, Surinam Cherries (3-in-1 planting), Starfruit, Minnie Royal Cherry, Red Fuji Apple, Royal Rosa Apricot
Row 9: White Winter Pearmain Apple, Pettingill Apple, Royal Lee Cherry, Gold Kist Apricot, Dorsett Golden Apple, Einshemer Apple, Wickson Plum, Anna Apple
Row 8: Sunracyer Nectarine, Dapple Dandy Pluot, Flavor King Pluot, Flavor Queen Pluot, Laroda Plum, Burgundy Plum, Dapple Dandy Pluot
Row 7: TXW Peach (Texas A & M), Tropic Beauty Peach, Florida Prince Peach, Florida Prince Peach, Desert Gold Peach, Desert Gold Peach
Row 6: Sunracyer Nectarine, Showtime Plum, Showtime Plum, Sunblaze Nectarine, Sunblaze Nectarine, TXW-1194-1 Peach
Row 5: 2-in-1 planting: Sunwright Nectarines;
3-in-1 planting: UF2000 Peach, Sunwright Nectarine, UF Queen Nectarine;
4-in-1 planting: Queen Nectarine, Crimson Baby Nectarine, Tropical Snow Peach;
Tropic Snow Peach; Tropic Beauty Peach
Row 4: Keiffer Pear, Wonderful Pomegranate, Royal Lee Cherry
Row 3: Fuyu Persimmon, Li Jujube, Jujube, Tropic Snow Peach
Row 2: Hachiya Persimmon, Plum, Santa Barbara Peach
Row 1: Fuyu Persimmon

Last updated 6/1/2016

Orchard Map

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Map of CRFG Orchard
 
Lair of Dragonfruit