Forbidden Fruit Orchards products are made using only the freshest, ripest produce hand-picked directly from the farm. We sell our produce at numerous farmer’s markets, some retail grocery chains and on the farm.
Our certified organic southern highbush blueberries produce off-season fruit from September through July. Large, crisp, flavorful berries that are sold throughout California. Our fall and winter production is very weather driven and our volumes vary. We sell to key wholesaler, Earl’s Organics, who distributes our fruit in the San Francisco area and So Cal Farm who distributes in the Los Angeles area. Otherwise, we can be found at numerous farmer’s markets.
We planted 6.2 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 2008, 1.5 acres of Chardonnay in 2011 and 1/4 acre of Pinot Munier in 2016. Our first vintage of wine was in 2011. We believe our wine is made in our vineyard so our grapes are farmed to obtain the highest quality possible. That means we can do less in the winery and the wine has a freshness to it.
Over a period of 5 years, we have planted about 1 acre of these small, hairless kiwis. They are sweet and have good kiwi flavor. They ripen in August/September and we sell them in clamshells. They are also known as Kiwiberries.
California White Tea
We have about 300 Camilea sinensis var. sinensis bushes planted in 2005. Very slow growing, we are continually propagating new plants. Our fresh dried white style tea is fragrant and full of flavors. You can purchase our tea in filters ready to use.
We grow about 1/2 acre of the Haas variety and our production is increasing yearly.
We are growing Morus alba ‘Pakistan’ and have planted about 1 acre. Our mulberries are available for retail sale.
We have about 1/2 acre of Gala and Fuji apples. We pick and sell our apples weekly during apple season only. We do not hold them in cold storage for long term sales and pick the sweetest to make our homemade applesauce.
We have 118 olive oil trees, mostly Leccino and Pendolino. Our oil is very soft with a peppery finish, no green flavors. It is hand picked and pressed locally. We make a regular, rosemary and chili pepper.