This orchard was founded in 2007 and is located at the Jehovah-Jireh Farm on DNR property. The challeges come from ambrosia beetles and groundhogs. The trees were inoculated in 2012 and rogued in 2013.
7033 Ed Sears Rd., Dickerson, Frederick Co.
From Rt. 270 at Urbana, take Rt. 80 west for about a mile to a left on Park Mills Rd. Take Park Mills for 5.3 miles to a right turn onto Ed Sears Rd (just before the Monocacy River bridge). Follow Ed Sears Rd. for about a mile to its end at the gate to the Jehovah Jirah farm. Take the farm drive for about a quarter mile. The orchard will be on your right above the sheep pasture. You can drive to the orchard gate or into the orchard.
Ron Kuipers – steward
Myron Horst – Jehovah-Jirah Farm
Phil Pannil – DNR