San Luis Obispo: Public Fruit Trees, Help Yourself for Free!

Real Estate Agent with I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County BRE #01839596

 Who knew? Not only do we have many bearing fruit trees planted on public property, but at least two entities have gone to the trouble of mapping their locations. These trees can be easily found by studying the maps here and here.

Loquats, strawberry guava, lemons, oranges, apples, plums, asian pears, and pluots are only a few of the trees you can find and pick from. If you are craving berries, here's the site for public berry bushes, including the ever-popular and hard-to-find blueberries.

Spend an afternoon searching out these hidden gems. My plum tree's fruit is ripening; in a week or two, it will be ready to harvest. There are oranges and lemons hanging for the picking right now!



Posted by

Sonsie Conroy             
CA Lic. No. 01839596
Keller Williams Central Coast Realty
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cell: 805-235-2351

Comments (2)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

I've heard of co-op gardens, but I've never heard of public orchards.

How cool is that?!

Wow.  I just may make a trip to SLO to check it out.

May 26, 2013 01:37 PM
Sonsie Conroy
I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County - San Luis Obispo, CA
Energetic, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable Realtor

Thanks for stopping by, Ralph. I think these trees are more like individual ones that happen to be planted (or have planted themselves) on public land, not actual orchards. I've only seen a couple myself, but plan to explore the others to get fruits we don't normally find around here and certainly not for free!

May 26, 2013 01:52 PM