Bill Brandt Pruning Workshop at Las Flores Community Orchard

Bill Brandt is past president of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and past president of California Rare Fruit Growers, Los Angeles Chapter. In January, 2021, he gave a Pruning Workshop at  Las Flores Community Garden Orchard, showing how to prune various fruit trees: stone fruits, citrus, avocado, cherimoya, and fig. Our photographer, Scott…

Bill Brandt “Growing Apple Trees in Thousand Oaks”

Bill Brandt, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and the California Rare Fruit Growers of Los Angeles, has over 50 varieties of apples growing in his yard! He grafted several trees with 7 – 12 varieties! He can harvest apples throughout the year! On the table are all his apple varieties…

Bill Brandt’s Pruning Tips

Organic Garden Club members had a great time at Bill Brandt’s Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Newbury Park High School. Scott Horn shot an hour of tape. Here is a less than a minute video summary!

Bill Brandt’s Orchard

Bill Brandt, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and a California Rare Fruit Grower, has an abundant fruit orchard in his backyard, where he grows cherimoya, lychee, papaya, banana, and mango, as well as growing pears, avocados, and many varieties of apples right here in Ventura County. Bill Brandt was interview…

Fruit Tree Pruning

Bill Brandt, California Rare Fruit Grower and Past President of Organic Garden Club, lead a fun and informative Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on August 24, 2019 at the Las Flores Community Orchard. Four Steps to Pruning Fruit Trees with Tips by Bill Brandt Cut the whips (top growth from last year’s growth) two to three…