Orchard

Vines grow on trellises in the orchardPHASE ONE OF CAMPUS ORCHARD COMPLETE

Nature’s watering schedule has been good to the newly-installed campus berry patch and orchard. Located east of the hoop house, the berry patch and orchard is phase one of a larger campus orchard plan. Currently, several berry bushes, fruit and nut trees, and grape vine make up the orchard, with plans to expand in the future. Hoop house included, the northeastern portion of campus continues to become more and more productive. If ever you’re headed east on the Lamoni bike trail, have a look-see at what the sustainability program has been up to. You’ll be glad you did.

 

List of the cultivars currently planted at the site:

 

  • Chokeberry, Black
  • Blackberry, Jim R.
  • Raspberry, Heritage
  • Raspberry, Willamette
  • Blackberry, Black Satin
  • Hazelnut
  • Apple: Red delicious

 

  • Apple: Yellow delicious
  • Apple: Gala
  • Apple: Honeycrisp
  • Apple: Sweet 16
  • Cherry
  • Elderberry
  • Chestnut

 

  • Walnut
  • Pecan
  • Paw Paw
  • Grape: Canadice
  • Grape: Concord seedless
  • Grape: Himrod
  • Grape: Reliance
Female student sitting at the base of a newly planted fruit tree in the orchard
Digging and cultivating the orchard area for planting
Male student watering orchard.
Male student weed-eats orchard
A black and white butterfly hangs upside down from the branch of a plant
Female student works on fence and prepares to dig for planting in orchard.