This orchard was founded in 2007 as a backcross breeding orchard. The property is now managed by the Charles County Soil Conservation District.
4200 Gardiner Rd., Waldorf, Charles Co.
Contacts: Don Gardiner, Orchard steward. Louis Dieguez – Charles County Soil Conservation District.
Challenges: This orchard was partially rogued in 2017. Selected trees will be crossed with pure American chestnut trees by hand-pollination to produce seeds for our Musick BC3 orchards.
Plantings: Musick crossings