Brokaw Nursery is one of California's largest suppliers of subtropical orchard trees. They are also an industry leader in innovating new varieties of fruits and rootstocks though the nursery still constitutes the bulk of the business.
Hank and Ellen Brokaw started the farm, son Rob manages the nursery and son Will manages farmers' market sales. They are helped by 15 full-time employees.
200 acres in Ventura and 75 acres in Soledad, CA
Clay, built with potassium, iron, and zinc chelates; urea is added to irrigation water. When trees are unhealthy, the Brokaws will remove them, dig trenches, amend the soil with gypsum and mushroom compost, and then plant new trees.