We have continued the expansion of our fruit orchards that began last year with about 20 fig trees, eight apple trees, and three crabapple trees. This week, we planted eight additional apple trees and two peach trees.

The criteria that were used to select the apple trees included flavor, extending the growing season, historical interest, and varieties originating in Oregon. After a year-long search, we were able to locate Coos River Beauty apples – a variety discovered in Coos Bay, Oregon. We also added a Hudson’s Golden Gem – a variety discovered in Tangent, Oregon. Down the road, we hope to add an Orenco tree – another Oregon variety.