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.
Are you able to donate any of these items to the Orchard?
Dapple Supreme Pluot to replace struggling pluot in row 11
Star fruit tree
Post hole digger in good condition
Orchard Work (To-Do) List
Updated July 2021:
Pruning: focus on reducing height of Nectarines, Peaches, and Plums.
Put metal wire around the smaller trees to protect them. The deer are chomping on them!
Whitewash trunks and limbs of any trees that are getting sunburned. Paint and brush in shed.
Dig out stumps
Fill squirrel holes
Make signs for new trees: row 2: Sprite Cherry Plum, Delight; row 4: pink wampee; row 8: guava; row 10: desert king/mission fig, russian quince; row 12: violette de bordeaux fig, panache fig; row 13: red guava, lemon guava; row 14: conadria fig
Fruit Trees in the Orchard
Dragonfruit, Conadria Fig, Parianka Pomegranate, Eversweet Pomegranate
Tropic Snow Peach; Donut Peach; Peach; NectaZee Nectarine; Cherimoya; 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
Red Baron Peach, Desert Delight Nectarine, Panamint Nectarine, Tasty Giant Peach, White Sapote, Double Delight Nectarine, EZ-Pick Pear, Arctic Star White Nectarine, Desert Dawn Nectarine, Saijo Persimmon, Panache Fig
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, Black Arkansas Apple
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
White Winter Pearmain Apple, Pettingill Apple, Royal Lee Cherry, Gold Kist Apricot, Dorsett Golden Apple, Einshemer Apple, Wickson Plum, Anna Apple
Sunracyer Nectarine, Guava, Flavor King Pluot, Flavor Queen Pluot, Laroda Plum, Burgundy Plum
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
Sunracyer Nectarine, Showtime Plum, Pineapple Pear, Tropic Gold Apricot, Sunblaze Nectarine, TXW-1194-1 Peach
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
Keiffer Pear, Pink Wampee, Wonderful Pomegranate, Royal Lee Cherry
Hachiya Persimmon, Li Jujube, Jujube, Tropic Snow Peach
Fuyu Persimmon, Santa Barbara Peach
Row 1: Fuyu Persimmon