C&T Orchard

Growing fruits and flowers in Tracy, California

California Lilacs (Ceanothus)

Irises (Iris)

Roses (Rosa)

Stone Fruit (Prunus): Apricots (P. armeniaca), Plums (P. domestica, P. salicina), Peaches and Nectarines (P. persica), Sweet Cherries (P. avium), Tart Cherries (P. cerasus), and various hybrids

Olives (Olea europaea)

Other fruit trees and plants: Figs (Ficus carica), Pomegranates (Punica granatum), Feijoas (Acca sellowiana), Apples (Malus pumila), Mulberries (Morus nigra, Morus alba), Mandarins (Citrus reticulata), Avocados (Persea americana), Strawberry trees (Arbutus unedo), Goji berries (Lycium barbarum), Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum), etc.

Current horticultural research projects

  • Breeding and selection of new varieties of apricot (P. armeniaca) for complexity of flavors
  • Adaptation of tart cherry (P. cerasus) varieties to inland California climate (USDA zone 9b)
  • Spray-free cultivation of stone fruit trees
  • Adaptation of common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) varieties to inland California climate (USDA zone 9b)