Orchard Tour - Exotica Nursery, Vista

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to noon


A scene from within Exotica Nursery. Credit: Hidden San Diego.
A scene from within Exotica Nursery. Credit: Hidden San Diego.

2508 E Vista Way #B, Vista, CA 92084

We will be kicking off this year’s Orchard Tours on February 10th with something a little different. Most of you are familiar with Exotica Rare Fruit Nursery in Vista. You can read more about it here: https://hiddensandiego.com/things-to-do/places/exotica-rare-fruit-farm. Unfortunately, its future is in doubt. The owner, Steven Spangler, has been given a two-month notice to terminate his lease. He is trying to work out an arrangement with the landlord, but nothing has been agreed upon.

Steven has agreed to host our group on February 10th. He will be there to show us around and describe the exciting varieties he is growing. It’s an excellent chance for our members to learn and, if interested, to buy and help preserve some of the rare varieties Steven has been growing. There will be snacks and fruit tastings as usual.

The tour will be from 10:00 to 12:00 at Exotica, 2508 E Vista Way. Their parking lot is small, so please carpool if you can. Please RSVP to Gwyn Quillen at tours@growrarefruit.org. In your RSVP, please provide the name of each person for whom you are responding.