Heritage Fruit Tree Project

In 2017, with support of a $10,000 gift, Modoc Harvest initiated the “Heritage Fruit Tree Project”.  The goal is to raise interest in the county’s large inventory of old fruit trees which represent a treasure of genetic resistance to harsh weather, drought, insects and diseases.  

Plans include hosting educational events to help rejuvenate old orchard trees through sharing knowledge of careful pruning, disease and pest management and the art of grafting that will help reintroduce hardy old fruit varieties not common in today’s orchards.

Look forward to joining us a pruning or grafting clinic or visiting heritage orchard sites around the county.