Nourished by the Arizona sunshine and well water derived from the spring-fed creek that transects our land, the original orchard was planted some 50 years ago by landowner, Bill Farney.
Our mature orchard produces two types of Asian Pears, Hasui and Ya-li. You’ll see them growing at the orchard’s south end. The orchard’s north side bears apricots, peaches, and apples. Elsewhere on our grounds, you’ll find trees dripping with navel oranges, Valencia oranges, tangelos, pink and ruby red grapefruits, Meyer lemons, Lisbon lemons, Mexican limes, Mission figs, golden figs and pomegranates.
Please ask before you pick. We will let you know what’s ripe and how much you are welcome to take home with you. Aravaipa Farms occasionally hosts Bushel Days where non-guests of the Inn are invited to pick their own fruits and pay by the pound. Look for our produce at select farmers markets in Tucson, including Heirloom Farmers Market at Rillito Park (Sundays).