Orange/Grapefruit Picking & Fruitluck – Annual Meetup

Sat, July 13, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Rancho Sombra Del Roble

23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA, 91304, United States (map)
  • Health
  • Vegan
Event Description
Event hosted by Fruitluck.

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One weekend a year the ranch opens its orchard section to the public, generally 7a-1p the 1st Sat & Sun after the 4th of July weekend, where ripe Valencia Oranges* and White Grapefruit** can be picked by hand. Our group will only be there one day, 9a-1p, and we’ll have the fruitluck around 11a. The ranch is open til sunset (8:06p), but the orchard section closes at 1p

* Valencia orange season is April to September/October, whereas Navel is October/November to May.
** White is more tart & larger than the Pink (sweeter) & Red (sweetest) grapefruits.

WEATHER
Historical Avg 86/60 F, sunny, no rain, no wind.

BRING
– Whole fresh ripe raw preferably organic, heirloom and/or exotic fruits & shoots to share
– Mess kit: plate/bowl, utensils, napkin, cup
– Grocery bags & medium size boxes
– Cash – Fees paid to Ranch:
              $3 per Filled Grocery Bag, unlimited purchases
              $6 per Filled Medium-size Box, unlimited purchases
              $1 for Fruit Picker Rental or bring your own for free

BRING (optional, but encouraged)
– Fruit picker or rent one for $1
– Hat
– Sunglasses
– Sunscreen or protective clothing
– Water
– Still/Video Camera

RANCH INFO
Orcutt Ranch, formerly called Rancho Sombra del Roble, was the vacation and retirement estate of William Warren Orcutt and his wife Mary Logan Orcutt. The adobe residence, as well as the estate’s garden, ranch structures, oak trees, and citrus orchard have historic significance because of the distinction of its owner W.W. Orcutt, pioneer of the oil production industry in California and discoverer of the prehistoric fossils at La Brea Tar Pits.

http://www.laparks.org/dos/horticulture/orcutt/orcutt_fruit.htm
818-346-7449 or
Open Daily Sunrise-Sunset
Office Hours Tu-F 9-3, Sa 9-1

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