State Highway Administration – Hampstead Orchard

This orchard was founded in 2010, originally as a demonstration orchard, but in 2011 was converted to a backcross breeeding orchard. A deer fence was constructed in 2011 by our chapter members. The first lines were planted in 2011 and 2012, and 2 additional lines were planted in the spring of 2014 and 2015.

Rt 30 bypass, Hampstead, Carroll Co.  – Google map  – see below

Starting at Westminster, Md., go north on Rt 27 about 3 miles to a right turn on Rt 482. Take Rt 482 about 4.5 miles to a left turn on Rt 30 Hampstead bypass. Take the bypass north about 0.8 mile. The orchard is on the left behind a fence.

Jim Curtis; Marisa, Robert and Jacqueline Slade – stewards
Bill Buettner, State Highway Administration



2014 – Mt. Phillip line MD72A x MDMO :   125 seeds.

2015 – 112 seeds- Berryville line MD 73A x CY 430 (BC3). Controls were 10 seeds – Haines 45 x open, 10 seeds – Hood Chinese x open and 10 seeds – Scrivener x open.

Click here for a diagram of the orchard plantings.