Fresno County Fruit Trail
The Fresno County Fruit Trail is just a quick trip away from Old Town Clovis. Plan your day trip!
As of May, Peaches, apricots, cherries, strawberries, blueberries and more are available on the Fruit Trail. The ongoing drought, unseasonable warm winter and early spring have had a big impact on the Fresno Country crops so many fruits, including apricots and cherries, may be in shorter supply this year. Fruit Trail farmers are working hard to help keep on-farm prices lower than traditional outlets, however prices this year may fluctuate, reflecting increased production costs, such as water and energy.
The self-guided tour through California’s agriculture heartland was created through a partnership between the elected and civic leaders and the farmers in Eastern Fresno County. The Fruit Trail celebrates the beauty, flavor and culture of this region. You can enjoy orchards full of ripe fruit literally bursting with flavor, all from the number one agricultural area in the world!
Fruit Trail organizers include Fresno County and the Cities and Chambers of Commerce of Clovis, Fowler, Kingsburg, Reedley, Sanger, and Selma. You can check out their web site directly at gofruittrail.com.
Fresno County Blossom Trail
We have noticed that many of the visitors to the Old Town Clovis website are from outside Fresno County, outside of California and some even outside the United States! Welcome! Old Town Clovis is a premier end destination, with many wonderful things to offer in – and out of – Old Town.
High up on our list of things to see would be the Fresno County Blossom Trail. The Trail is organized by the Fresno County Blossom Trail Committee to celebrate and feature the beauty of Fresno County’s agriculture (plus a few historical points of interest). Awaiting you are orchards full of fruit trees bursting with blossoms and alive with fragrance.
Spring is the PERFECT time to take a drive, or bicycle ride, through the Blossom Trail. The blossom season begins in February and runs through March, but don’t forget to come back in the summertime to sample the fruit! The most recent update from the Fresno County Blossom Trail website states: “February 24, 2014 – The blossoms have arrived! Expected to have good blossom viewing for the next 2-3 weeks.” They expect the blooms to last through early March, but be sure to check their website for more updates.
The Blossom Trail runs through Sanger, Reedley, Orange Cove, Selma, Clovis, Kingsburg, Fowler, and Kings River. Simonian Farms is the official start of the Blossom Trail tour. While you’re enjoying the views you might notice the thin black hoses stretching across the orchard from tree to tree. These are drip irrigation systems put in place by Fresno growers in an effort to conserve precious water supplies. On your drive you will see many varieties of petals. Almond, Plum and Apple blossoms are all white, as are Citrus – which has the most aromatic fragrance. Apricot blossoms have pink petals and Peach and Nectarine blossoms feature pink to red petals.
Whether Old Town Clovis is your end destination or a stopping point to another one of California’s treasures, we hope you will enjoy your stay!