The Heritage Fruit Project

Update! The Heritage Fruit Project will have at least 35 newly-grafted leafing apple trees available at the very first “First Friday” event, June 3, 2022! Join us at the Modoc Harvest office at 472 Main Street in Cedarville to peruse our seed library, gardening magazine library, and maybe take home an apple tree! Suggested donation is $5.

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.