Our peach orchard is limited to only one-half acre. However because it is planted in a high density design and the trees are trained as perpendicular V shape we can produce more peaches per acre than the conventional spreading tree form orchards that have been common for many decades.
High density 'Y' peach planting at Rellim
Peach Varieties Grown: Bounty, Blushingstar (white fleshed), Cresthaven, Flamin Fury 28-007, Lady Nancy (white fleshed), and Sweet-N-UP.
Nectarines Grown: Fantasia and Redgold.
Peaches grown at Rellim all mature in the month of August. All our peaches are freestone types. We also grow two varieties of nectarines and two white fleshed peach varieties. Our peaches are grown in a high-density system known as the "perpendicular V" developed by Drs. Ted DeJong and Scott Johnson, and Farm Advisor Kevin Day at the University of California. 'Bounty' and 'Sweet-N-UP' were developed by Dr. Ralph Scorza at the local USDA-ARS research station.