College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Horticulture

R. B. Tukey Horticulture Orchard

Eight varieties of pears. By Agyle (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Some Pears are Ready Too!

Fruit for sale at Tukey Orchard

Already picked fruit for now.

Fall Harvest Begins!

Fall Harvest Begins!


2015 Fruit and Potato SALES

November 20 & 21 will be our last Friday and Saturday sales.  So stock up for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will NOT be open Thanksgiving week.  “Already Picked” apples and pears will still be available but Fridays ONLY in December and probably January.

Fridays 12:00 noon to 6:00pm and

Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm.

“Already Picked” Fruit Sales will continue Fridays and Saturdays in November but NOT Thanksgiving Week.  In December we will change to “Friday Only” Sales but NOT during Winter Break.  In January if we have enough fruit in good condition left we will continue “Friday Only” sales. See details below for updates.




Common Pears

  • $1.00/pound
  • Bartlett, Anjou

Variety Pears

  • $1.15/pound
  • Abate Fetel, Comice, Packham’s Triumph, Red Anjou, Seckel

Common Apples

  • $1.00/pound
  • McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome Beauty

Specialty Apples

  • $2.50/pound Gingergold
  • $1.35/pound Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Nicobel Jonagold, Rubinstar Jonagold

Variety Apples

  • $1.15/pound
  • Arkansas Black, Barry, Ben Davis, Berry, Blackjon, Earligold, Empire, Fameuse Snow, Gano, Grimes Gold, Hawkeye Greening, Idared, Jonathon, Keepsake, King David, Stark Splendor, Winter Banana

Russet Burbank Potatoes

  • $0.85/pound
  • Classic Russet and Clearwater Russet (newer variety)

Juice Apples and Pears

  • $0.45/pound
  • Small or slightly damaged fruit

We only accept cash or check for payment. Please feel free to recycle your clean shopping bags with us to carry your fruit. We are located at the junction of Terre View Drive and Airport Road

Tukey Orchard Description

This orchard is here in Pullman for members of the local campus or others to do teaching, research, and/or extension work. Those are our top priorities. If we have surplus fruit or vegetables that will not be used for teaching, research, or extension projects we sell the surplus produce to the general public and apply that money to our operations funds. On site we have 83 varieties of apples; 11 varieties of pears; 6 varieties of sweet cherries; a small stone fruit variety block with tart cherries, 11 peach varieties, 8 apricot varieties, 3 prune varieties and 2 nectarine varieties; 3 strawberry varieties; and 20+ varieties of cane berries. All these fruit plantings are on about 10 acres total. In addition, our site also houses the 3-acre Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Organic Farm.

General information about fruit sales

Typically, we have a fruit sale in the middle to end of July for tart and sweet cherries for 1 to 3 Fridays and Saturdays depending upon crop volume. Our fall fruit sales usually begin some time in September with our fall crops; primarily, apples and pears. The highlight of our apple sales is the 83 varieties of apples from our variety block. Twenty of the 83 cultivars are different strains of Red Delicious, including the original Standard Red Delicious.

Our location

WSU Tukey Orchard 1182 NE Airport Road Pullman, WA

Our entrance is at the intersection of Terre View Drive and Airport Road (put this description in your GPS locator, not our address). Coming from the intersection of State Highway 270 and Airport Road that is closest to Pullman you would drive 1.25 miles north on Airport Road to the Tukey Orchard entrance on the right (east) side of Airport Road.

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If you wish to join our email list you will be notified of any special events at the WSU Tukey Orchard. You can subscribe to the list by clicking here. Select “Join a List” Select “Fruit_Harvest_by_Appt”

Contact us:

Deb Pehrson, Farm Manager 509.335.6700

To locate other sources of pick-your-own produce and sustainably grown food, visit the following websites:

Farm Use Request Form Click here to download.

Department of Horticulture, PO Box 646414, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6414, 509-335-9502, Contact Us
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