Fruitstitute is the only fruit tree specific service in Los Angeles. By providing fruit tree care and education to backyard growers, we take this knowledge out of the orchard and into your backyard. Founded by local fruit tree expert, Joanna Glovinsky, our mission is to create a culture change in the LA landscape and pioneer a new fruitscape. #seethefruit


Joanna has a masters degree in Health and Social Change Communication from USC Annenberg. Her life in the garden began at The Ron Finley Project, helping create edible gardens on the streets of South LA. She was formally trained in fruit tree care at Huntington Ranch, a magical food forest. After Joanna’s first class on pruning, she knew she was born to prune. Shortly thereafter, she joined the public art project, Fallen Fruit, where she worked as a fruit tree specialist and community engagement manager. Joanna is currently studying for her arborist certification.


Did you know fruit trees were cultivated by humans, for humans and therefore need humans to produce tasty fruit?


+ tree selection, installation & orchard planning

+ diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders

+ health: pruning, fertilization, irrigation & more

+ fancy fruit features: espalier, hedges, tree screens . . . the possibilities are endless!

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All clients begin with an initial consultation. This is a one on one assessment of your individual fruit tree care needs.

Our clients fall into two categories: Do It Yourself and Do It For You.

Do It Yourself: Fruitstitute teaches you how to read your tree’s needs and the technical skills to care for them.

Do It For You: Fruitstitute’s team of specialists tend to your fruit trees and execute the program of care determined during your consultation.

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An online portal for fruit tree education for backyard growers in Southern California

Loquat – (Eriobotrya Japonia)

HARVEST: March – June
PRUNING ALERT: Pruning your loquat annually = Bigger, better and tastier fruit.

As you wander the city, pay attention and you will discover loquat trees everywhere. Laden with clusters of orangey yellow fruits, this species thrives in urban Los Angeles. Pop the fruit in your mouth and experience its delicate flavor.


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  • Sat
    10am-1pmRSVP for address

    Starting right is ½ the equation to successfully raising a productive fruit tree! Join us for this hands on workshop on how to incorporate fruit trees into your landscape and help us plant an orchard at Fruitstitute’s beautiful hilltop worksite in Montecito Heights. This workshop will cover how to choose the right tree for the right place, how to properly plant a tree and how to care for young fruit trees. Tickets are $35 and available here!