Fruit & Nut Orchard
Fruit and Nut Orchard
The fruit and nut orchard demonstrates techniques for growing fruit trees in small spaces with a focus on maintaining healthy trees at a height that allows for ease of harvesting and maintenance. The main orchard was planted in 2010 with varieties readily available to area residents and appropriate for our climate. Techniques demonstrated include space conserving methods of multiple trees planted in a common hole, tree bush pruning, and espalier training. Cultural practices including efficient irrigation, weed abatement, water retention using tree basins, vertical mulch pits, and use of compost have been incorporated in our orchard. We hold workshops on winter and summer pruning of deciduous fruit trees and a citrus and avocado workshop.
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