Heritage Apple & Pear Orchard
Heritage Tree fruit
Our orchard has an interesting variety of heirloom fruit trees. Warm Valley Farm started as a pear orchard, back in the fruit export heydays of the late 1890's. Our historic fruit barn was the holding space for hundreds crates of pears, until they could be sent by boat to the mainland. We still have over 61 fruit and nut trees, and plan to plant many more. Many hundreds of pounds of our wonderful apples were sold to Orcas Island Distillery and turned into award winning apple brandy and Eau De Vie.
OUR ORCHARD VARIETIES
Sheep Shed Pasture:
Satsuma Plum 1 tree planted 1974
Comice Pear 2 trees unknown planting date
Unknown Heirloom Pear 1 tree unknown planting date
Heirloom Bosc Pear 17 trees unknown planting date
Spartan 3 trees planted 1977
Red Oak 1 tree unknown planting date
Semi-dwarf King Apple 1 tree planted 1963
Dwarf King Apple 1 tree planted 1963
Dwarf Gravenstein Apple 1 tree planted 1963
Anoka Early Apple (Gurney) 1 tree planted 1966
Pineapple Quince 2 trees planted 1966
Blue Elderberry bushes 2 bushes planted 1967
Butternut 1 tree planted 1971
Juneberry Bush 2 bushes planted 1968
Heirloom Bartlett Pear 3 trees unknown planting date
Interlaken 5 plants Seedless, good for raisins. A cross between Ontario/California Thompson crisp medium-sized fruit with a delightful aroma and refreshing tangy flavor.
Island Bell - 9 plants A concord type vine also known as Campbell Early, these are large black grapes with big clusters. Flavor is similar to concord, but sweeter and without the musky aftertaste.
Niagara 3 plants Is the leading green grape ,with large, slipskin berries, juicy with a strong foxy flavor.
Red Canadice 1 plant Bears medium-size, firm, red grapes that keep well on the vine. Seedless.
Suffolk Red 1 plant. Red, seedless, dessert variety. The large bunches are loose, the berries are crisp and tasty.
Lynden Blue 6 plants Large sweet dark blue seeded grapes that are excellent eaten fresh or for juice. It ripens in early October.
Red Reliance 2 plants A juicy, deep red grape that is flavor-packed. This variety is perfect for eating fresh or putting in fruit salads.
Spitzenberg 1 tree planted 1978
Winesap 2 trees planted 1978
Black Mission Figs 3 trees planted 1969
Desert King figs 1 tree planted 1981
Flowering Crabapple 1 tree planted 1970
Wilston D'Anjou Pear 1 tree planted 1981
Wilson Seckel Pear 1 tree planted 1981
Bartlett Pear 1 tree unknown planting date
Heirloom D'Anjou Pear 1 tree unknown planting date
Heirloom Bing Cherry 1 tree planted 1972
Filbert Nut 14 trees planted 1976
Santa Rosa Plum 1 tree planted 1978
Shiro Plum (stark) 1 tree planted 1978
Santa Rosa Plum (stark) 2 tree planted 1978
Green Gage Plum 1 tree planted 1978
Satsuma Plum 1 tree planted 1979
Burbank Plum 1 tree planted 1981
Comice Pear 1 tree planted 1979
Mor Plum 1 tree planted 1979
Wilson Sprite Cherry Plum (freestone) 1 tree planted 1981
Heirloom Royal Ann Cherry 1 tree unknown planting date
Heirloom Black Tartarian Cherry 1 tree unknown planting date
Heirloom Bing Cherry 1 tree unknown planting date
Heirloom Bartlett Pear 1 tree unknown planting date
Heirloom Filbert Trees 3 trees unknown planting date
Heirloom DuChilly Filbert 1 tree planted 1964
Barcelona Filbert 1 tree planted 1964
Shumaker Filbert 2 trees planted 196