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.

Maryland State Horticultural Society


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

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Gardenhour Orchard

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

This program was sponsored by Maryland State Horticultural Society, University of Maryland Extension, and University of Maryland - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit