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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?

  • Chicken wire or fencing to protect individual trees from deer

  • Post hole digger in good condition

  • Working lawn mower with side discharge

Orchard Work (To-Do) List

Updated May 11, 2023:

  • Plant new trees

  • Dig out invasive fountain grass on the hill in the back of the orchard

  • Dig out invasive weeds in the back of the orchard

  • Orchard tabletop: remove old, damaged wood and replace with new wood (provided)

  • Remove weeds from around the smallest trees (we'll remove their protective fencing, pull the weeds, and put the fencing back)

  • Reorganize the tool shed (remove all contents, throw out anything that is no longer useful, sweep out, restock)

  • Thin fruit as needed

  • Sweep cobwebs off inside and outside of kiosk

  • Mow the orchard

Fruit Trees in the Orchard

Row 14:

Dragon Fruits, Passion Fruit, Conadria Fig, Parianka Pomegranate, Eversweet Pomegranate, Passion Fruits

Row 13:

Tropic Snow Peach; Donut Peach; Peach; Shinko Asian Pear; Cherimoya; Cherimoya; Red Guava; Lemon Guava; Cherry of the Rio Grande;

Multi-grafted Peaches: Eva's Pride, Desert Gold, May Pride, and MidPride peaches;

Desert Gold with other peach grafts; Saijo Persimmon; Panache Fig

 

Row 12:

Red Baron Peach, Desert Delight Nectarine, Panamint Nectarine,

Apple Guava, Tasty Giant Peach, White Sapote,

Double Delight Nectarine, Arctic Star White Nectarine,

Desert Dawn Nectarine, Lucuma

Row 11:

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

Row 10:

Pakistan Mulberry, Shinseiki Asian Pear, Smyrna Quince,

3 Surinam Cherries (1 Orange Chamba), Desert  King 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, Flavor Granade Pluot

Row 7:

Elberta Peach, Sweet Treat Pluerry; Tropic Beauty Peach, Florida Prince Peach, Toka Plum, Desert Gold Peach, Emerald Drop Pluot

Row 6:

Sunracyer Nectarine, Showtime Plum, Pineapple Pear,

Tropic Gold Apricot, Sunblaze Nectarine

 

Row 5:

2-in-1 planting: Sunwright Nectarines;
3-in-1 planting: UF2000 Peach, Sunwright Nectarine, UF Queen Nectarine;
3-in-1 planting: UF 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, Sprite Cherry-Plum with Delight Cherry-Plum graft,

Delight Cherry-Plum, Santa Barbara Peach

Row 1: Fuyu Persimmon

Orchard Map

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