Rediscovered Fruit

The San Juan Islands Pomona, Rediscovered Fruit, and Old Wood Ciders projects are part of local conservation research co-op Kwiaht's food security focus. The Pomona is our effort to catalog, identify, map, and evaluate heritage and locally adapted fruit varieties in the San Juan archipelago. Through our Rediscovered Fruit project we work to locate and assist with the restoration of old island orchards and to curate a reference collection of locally adapted varieties at our Hummel Lake research garden and orchard. And in 2021 we started a three year WSDA funded Old Wood Ciders project to evaluate heritage island fruit making specialty ciders.

You can adopt a variety, invite us to map your trees, or share cuttings and learn to graft at our annual scionwood exchanges.

Explore our islands fruit map data on EpiCollect: