List of our Trees:
Honey Babe Peach
Spire Colonnade Apples
Golden Delicious Apple
Sugar Prune Plum
"No Name" Peach
Dwarf Elberta Peach
Nectarine "Double Delight"
Santa Rosa Plum
Dwarf Navel Orange
Curl free Peach
Outside the gate:
Golden Delicious Apple -espaliered
Abundant crops of large, rich flavored cherry, heart-shaped, moderately crack-resistant fruit for fresh snacks, canning, freezing, or drying. Ripens in mid June, Self-pollinating. Ripens july.
The plum/apricot crosses have a higher sugar content than either plums or apricots, without the tartness of some plums, which gives them an incredible sweetness The fruit has pinkish orange skin with crimson and amber marbled flesh. freestone, Compact semi dwarf tree. Self fruitful. Harvest mid August.
Honey Babe Miniature Peach
Yellow freestone with sweet, rich peach flavor. Heavy bearing 5 foot tree. Excellent choice for home orchards. Ripens early to mid July. Self-fruitful.
Spire Colonade Apples- "Emerald, Ultra and Crimson Spire"
Attractive, distinctive apple trees grow about 8'-10' tall with upright, columnar growth habit that is ideal for small space or container growing. Fruit grows up column. Has dense clusters of pink or white blossoms in spring. Very large and attractive greenish, yellow or red fruit is crisp and tangy with pure white flesh. Ripen in mid August to early October. Very productive and disease resistant. Require little maintenance.
Dwarf Washington Navel Orange
It has the quintessential orange, smooth but pebbled and easy-to-peel skin with a trademark "belly button" at its stem end. It is a delicious,seedless fruit with sweet juices produced on a dwarf-sized tree. Fragrant flowers in spring and handsome foliage, year round. Bears Dec-Feb.
Best lime for C.A. gardens. Almost size of lemon. Juicy, seedless. Main crop winter to early spring. Some fruit all year. Bearss Lime tree is an evergreen, dwarf variety growing about 10 feet tall. The fruit has a long shelf life. It has fragrant flowers, and has Green and Yellow Highlights when fruit matures.
Lemon Meyer Dwarf
A Meyer Lemon Tree produces fruit that is actually a cross between a lemon and Mandarin orange. These lemons have the typical lemony flavor, but are more naturally sweet. Self pollinating. Different from commercial lemons, rounder, thin skinned, more orange in color. Tangy aroma, very juicy but less acidic than standard lemon. Bears fruit all year.The bright yellow large number of fruit and sweet fragrance will catch everyone's attention.
Local California grafted tree by William Penn Mott, (head of C.A. parks and head of National Parks under Pres. Reagan.) Cross between Golden Delicious and Crab Apple. Green skin with hint of pink blush; white flesh and pink marbling. Tart. Fresh eating, pies and sauce. Late July early August.
The color gardens were
established to be a part of the
orchard perimeter to bring
pollinators and beneficial
insects to our orchard and
gardens. Color gardens both compliment each other and are also meant to showcase our orchard.
The color gardens include:
single color -- 1 color only in flower.
bi-color -- 2 colors only in the flower or bicolor leaves.
designer theme -- i.e. butterfly attraction.
Their plant height and garden width are predetermined and regular maintenance is needed.
Color gardens require a commitment of time, talent and treasure and are available for adoption. If interested ask any garden coordinator.
These gardens are not available for other gardeners to share or pick flowers.
Planting only the designated color plants for your color garden.
Weeding in and around the edges of your
color garden as needed.
Show up regularly to water and
keep the plants looking good.
Keep the border edges five feet from a tree trunk.
We always encourage all of our gardeners to join us and come help care for our orchard on orchard work days.
Color/Designer Garden caretakers:
Pink Jay Shirley
Orange Nancy Martling
Bi-color Regina Krausse
Butterfly Nancy Pfaff
Red Margaret Conner
White Stephen Conner
Blue Katherine Jones
Yellow Chantal Saperstein