orchards

The Lotusland fruit orchards are divided between deciduous and citrus trees.

Eureka lemon tree arbor
Eureka lemon tree arbor

The deciduous orchard contains nearly one hundred fruit trees including peaches, plums, apples, pears, persimmons, and figs.

Orange, lemon, lime, kumquat, grapefruit and guava trees are planted in the citrus orchard. Both orchards  are heavily mulched, to the point that an active biological system provides nutrient cycling – and no fertilizing is needed.

A circa 1920s arbor was replicated in 1988 with new Eureka lemon trees planted at each upright post, which since have been trained to cover the arbor.