Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Dave Wilson Nursery
Dave Wilson Nursery breeds fruit tree varieties that do best in our home orchards, and it's the supplier to many southern California nurseries. Their Website has a special section called The Home Gardener that's devoted to home orchards, with much research information that we can use. Note the So. Cal. presentations open to the public by local staff expert Tom Spellman, and the fruit tastings!
Clever Gardening Technique
Apple Cider Vinegar for Fireblight
Fireblight (leaves that look burnt on the tips) can be lessened by spraying a solution of one-half water and one-half apple cider vinegar. Respray at two-week intervals during the growing season, or after rains or overhead sprinkling.