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.


Fruit Trees in the Orchard

Row 14: Dragonfruit, Persian Mulberry, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

Last updated 7/9/2019

Orchard Map

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Map of CRFG Orchard
Lair of Dragonfruit