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WSU Horticulture Center and Teaching Orchard

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Our Mission and Purpose

The orchard at the WSU Pullman Horticulture Center is for members of the local campus or others to do teaching, research, and/or extension work. 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.

Interested in Using Our Orchard?

Fill out a Farm Use Request Form (.pdf)

Orchard Location

The Horticulture Center is located at the WSU Spillman Farm at 1452 Johnson Road. However Johnson Road starts out as Johnson Avenue at its intersection with Bishop Blvd. To get here from HWY 270 get on to Bishop Blvd. Take the second left onto Johnson Avenue (which turns into Johnson Road so you might want to try both names in your GPS locator). Stay straight on Johnson Avenue/Road across the railroad tracks. Just past the 2-mile marker turn left into Spillman Farm. Take the first right to get to our new building at the top of the hill, 400A.

Contact Us

Deb Pehrson, Farm Manager
(509) 335-6700


Give toward immediate needs

Funds donated to the Ronald B. Tukey Memorial Fund go for immediate needs of the Horticulture Center.


Give toward long-term needs

Funds donated to the Ronald B. Tukey Memorial Endowment will increase the endowment used to sustain the Horticulture Center.


Orchard Produce

Already Picked Fruit Sales
Our new and permanent sales location is in our beautiful new crimson building #400A at Spillman Farm on top of the first hill on the right. The address is 1452 Johnson Road.
First Fall Already Picked Italian Plum and Apple Sales
Friday September 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fruit Available:
Italian Plums = $2.50/pound for under 10 pounds
                          = $2.00/pound for over 10 pounds
McIntosh Apples
Unusual Varieties of Apples that are ripe will be listed here.
Friday and Saturday already picked fruit sales will continue through October into November (not Thanksgiving Week).  Depending upon how much fruit we have left we might continue Friday Only Sales in December and January (might!).

Get email notifications

You can subscribe to our email list (select “Fruit_Harvest_by_Appt” from the list) to be notified of any future changes and special events at the WSU Horticulture Center.

General information about fruit sales

Typically, we have fruit sales in the middle to end of July for sweet cherries for 1 to 3 Fridays and Saturdays depending upon crop volume. Our fall fruit sales usually begin toward the end of September or beginning of October with our fall crop of Italian plums and apples.

Alternative produce sources

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

A cherry orchard