Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center
Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center
University of California
Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center

Course Facilities

Wolfskill Experimental Orchard

John R. Wolfskill, a horticulturalist and early California pioneer, who in 1842 scouted the fertile terrain just west of the current UC Davis campus, and petitioned the Mexican governor to establish a farm there. Over the years he cultivated a wide variety of orchard crops, and experimented with new forms of irrigation and management. His family bequeathed the Wolfskill acreage to the University of California in 1934. Since that time, Wolfskill has been an active research center, with work there producing many new varieties of fruit and nut crops and innovations in orchard management practices. The National Clonal Germplasm Repository, which maintains hundreds of varieties of fruit and nuts, is also located on the Wolfkskill grounds. The orchards at Wolfskill are used for class-related activities and demonstrations.

UC Davis Pomology Teaching Orchard

The Pomology Teaching Orchard, located on the outskirts of campus, provides a unique learning opportunity for course participants. The orchard contains the most common fruit and nut tree species grown in California at different ages, including young and mature almond, apple, apricot, cherry, peach, and prune trees. Hands-on pruning instruction and demonstrations will be conducted in the teaching orchard. 

 

Wolfskill Experimental Orchard, UC Davis
Wolfskill Experimental Orchard, UC Davis

Ted DeJong and participants of the 2013 ‘Principles’ class at a pruning workshop. UC Davis Pomology Teaching Orchard.
Ted DeJong and participants of the 2013 ‘Principles’ class at a pruning workshop. UC Davis Pomology Teaching Orchard.

 

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