Southern Maryland


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



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