Research Center and Demonstration Orchard
4600 Horse Drive, North Las Vegas NV 89131
Orchard Manager: Louise Ruskamp, 702-786-4361(LVResearchCenter@unr.edu)
The Research Center and Demonstration Orchard has been growing test plots, orchards, palms and vineyards for almost 30 years! We provide information on fruit trees, grape vines, hops, herbs, and garden vegetables, as well as palms and native plants. We plant and collect data on these crops and then can pass the information onto the backyard farmer, viticulturist or orchardist. We are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon for walk-ins, curbside pickup or tours. Closed only on major holidays. Volunteers are welcomed.
FYI: We are NOT a “you pick it” facility.
Wood Chip Mulch: We are OUT! We do not anticipate having any until later this month. For those of you who compost, we do have horse manure.
Produce, Hops & Herbs: Curbside or walk in available for plants, seeds, produce and fresh herbs.
Vegetables available in September: sweet & hot peppers, Armenian cucumbers, eggplant, summer and winter squash, fresh herbs (oregano, rosemary, thyme, curry, Genovese, Thai and Purple Ruffle basil, rue, echinacea flowers or leaves, comfrey, garlic chives, green onions tops of I'itoi bunching onions, Asian and Caribbean lemongrass).
Fruit available in September: pluots, almonds, Asian and European pears and pomegranates. Dried hops packages in 1-ounce amounts are available: Amalia, Cascade, Cashmere, Galena, Neo1, Nugget, Petrosky, Zeus. Ask to be added to the weekly email distribution list, which details what is available.
Plants: Lots of native, desert adapted plants; trees and agave are available in all sizes! .
Contact us for the updated product lists or signup for our email notification distribution list.
Please note that we can not guarantee to have these products available when you visit the Orchard due to supply and demand.