In 2018, Russell envisioned rolling fields of lavender cresting the orchard. He began planting several acres over the course of the following years and his hard work is in bloom today.
The lavender season lasts about 4 weeks, spanning late June through July. Fresh cut bunches are available in our Farm Market and will continue throughout the season. We also dry lavender and harvest fresh lavender for essential oil and other products.
Our fresh lavender season has concluded, but we have plenty of dried lavender and other goodies available in the Farm Market. Including lavender lemonade slushies to lotions, candles, soaps, spices, teas, syrups and so much more!
Lavendula Angustifolia (English lavender)
We love English lavender! Vibrant color and a floral, somewhat fruity fragrance. Stems approximately 6 inches tall. English lavender produces a higher quality oil. Great for culinary uses like baking and tea and still works well in sachets, pouporris and crafts. These are our early season blooms.
“Folgate” is one of the best oil producers and is considered the best for producing high-yield crops for culinary uses, etc. Folgate is a tiny bush with narrow, small leaves and a sweet aroma. . Bloom approx June 25-July 2
“Royal velvet” This variety is a small to medium-sized plant. It is one of the best Lavandula angustifolias. Its deep purple flowers and foliage are highly aromatic. It is a great oil producer and excellent for culinary uses. Royal Velvet is an all-purpose plant that is one of the best selling lavender plants. Bloom approx July 5- July 15.
“Melissa” This variety features tightly compact pink and white spikes that bloom longer than other pink lavender plants. It can be used for ornamental or hedging purposes or for a variety of culinary uses. Blooms approx June 28-July 5
Lavendula intermedia (Lavandin)
These are the showstoppers in the lavender world. Tall stems that are great for bouquets, crafts and wands. High in oils and much more camphorous/menthol in nature. Great for drying (hang straight upside-down, do not place in water)
“Grosso”a commercial, all-purpose plant that is very hardy. Its long stems are excellent for dried bouquets and potpourris. Because Grosso is such a high-yielding plant, it has become the most widely used lavender variety for oil production in the world. Blooms approx July 8- July 18
“Phenomenal” A hybrid lavender developed for heat and humidity tolerance, plus winter hardiness. Tall stems and exceptionally beautiful flowers are great for wands. Camphorous, slightly menthol fragrance. Very showy! Blooms approx July 10-20
“Super” This is one of the most elegant lavandins. It is dark green with bright green margins, thick lateral branching all the way up and long or mid to lower and long overall look. The variety features a light and flowery aroma. Super has the best perfume of all lavandins and is mainly used for soap fragrances and aromatherapy because it produces a lot of oil. Blooms approx July 15-25
“Provence” This variety is also known as French lavender and is one of the largest lavandins. Provence features very long, dense and full spikes that are wonderful for fresh bouquets, lavender wands, potpourri and culinary purposes. The aroma is milder and sweeter than other lavenders. Approx July 15-25.