2021 SUMMER TOUR
The Maryland State Horticultural Society is excited to announce the 2021 Summer Tour occurring on July 7th, giving orchard growers and others interested ideas on fruit production and marketing an opportunity to gather.
The tour will start at 78 Acres, 23340 Fruit Tree
Drive in Smithsburg, Maryland.
Check in will start at 8:30 a.m.
Others orchards on the tour include
Mountain Valley Orchard 22541 Jefferson Blvd (MD 64) Cavetown, MD 21720
Gardenhour Orchard 22511 Gardenhour Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783
A cold lunch will be provided at Mountain Valley Orchard. Plenty of drinks will be available on the tour, as the weather may be warm.
Membership in the Maryland State Horticultural Society provides a reduced ticket fee for this event and helps fund needed research.
Membership can be purchased as part of this program or on the Maryland State Horticultural Society website.
Ticket costs for members are $25.00, and non- members $35.00
Young growers 6-16 are encouraged to attend at a reduced ticket cost of $10.00 and our youngest growers 5 and under are free.
To register for this event use the following link.
78 Acres Farm
Vineyard at Virginia Tech Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural and Research Extension Center. Section of grape of vines with plastic was used as a rain shield and yet still allow for sun exposure. This effort was to minimize ripe rot.
Crisps Pink grafted on to a G41 root stock suffered failure due to graft incompatibility.
Woodbine Orchards is currently using a variety of detergents, soaps, and/or Milorganite hung in bags at the head of each row to manage deer.
West Oaks farm Market
Jason Murray owner of Arterra Wines shares his experieance about his vineyard and winery.
Summer Tour Gallery
2018 Summer Tour Highlights
Touring Adams County PA
2017 Summer Tour Highlights
Touring Frederick & Carroll County MD
2016 Summer Tour Highlights
Touring Frederick & Howard County MD
2015 Summer Tour Highlights
Touring Cecil County Md
2014 Summer Tour Highlights
Touring Southern Maryland Fruit and Vegetable Farms