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Fruit & Nut Orchard
The fruit and nut orchard plot demonstrates techniques for growing fruit trees in small spaces with a focus on maintaining healthy trees at a height that allows for easy harvesting and maintenance.
Techniques demonstrated at the plot include space conserving methods of planting multiple trees in a common hole, tree bush pruning, and espalier training.
Cultural practices include efficient irrigation, weed abatement, water retention using tree basins, vertical mulch pits, and composting using compost that is produced on-site.
We hold annual Advice to Grow By workshops on orchard topics including winter and summer pruning of deciduous fruit trees and caring for citrus and avocado trees.
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Fruit & Nuts Trees
- Pruning & Thinning Fruit Trees
- Pruning & Thinning Deciduous Fruit Trees - 1
- Pruning & Thinning Deciduous Fruit Trees - 2
- Thinning Pointers
- Suggest Trees for SLO County
- Fruit Bush Pruning
- Care Calendar
Chill Hours & Frost Dates