CRFG Demonstration Orchard

Welcome to the Community Orchard!

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.

Orchard Wishlist

Are you able to donate any of these items to the Orchard?

  • Known varieties of guava trees

  • Star fruit tree

  • Post hole digger in good condition

  • Wheelbarrow handles

Orchard Work (To-Do) List

Updated May 2017:

  • Reroof Kiosk (Orchard co-managers have "new" roofing tiles)

  • Rehang fallen tree identification signs

Fruit Trees in the Orchard

Row 14:

Dragonfruit, Conadria Fig, Parianka Pomegranate, Eversweet Pomegranate

Row 13:

Tropic Snow Peach; Donut Peach; Peach; NectaZee Nectarine; Cherimoya; Red Guava; Lemon Guava; 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, Violette de Bordeaux Fig, Tasty Giant Peach, White Sapote, Double Delight Nectarine, EZ-Pick Pear, Arctic Star White Nectarine, Desert Dawn Nectarine, Saijo Persimmon, Panache Fig

Row 11:

Paw Paw, Paw Paw, Chojuro Asian Pear, 20th Century Asian Pear, Apricot, Chojuro Asian Pear, Mexicola Avocado, Seigyoku Asian Pear, Dapple Supreme Pluot, Syunt Pomegranate

Row 10:

Pakistani Mulberry, Shinseiki Asian Pear, Smyrna Quince, Surinam Cherries (3-in-1 planting), Desert  King/Mission grafted Fig, Russian Quince, Minnie Royal Cherry, Red Fuji Apple, Royal Rosa Apricot, Shanxi Li Jujube

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, Guava, 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;
Multi-grafted tree: Santa Rosa Plum, Fantasia Nectarine, and Elberta Peach

Row 6:

Sunracyer Nectarine, Showtime Plum, Pineapple Pear, Tropic Gold Apricot, 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, Pink Wampee, Wonderful Pomegranate, Royal Lee Cherry

Row 3:

Hachiya Persimmon, Li Jujube, Jujube, Tropic Snow Peach

 

Row 2:

Fuyu Persimmon, Plum, Santa Barbara Peach

Row 1: Fuyu Persimmon

Orchard Map