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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.
Fall Already Picked Apple Sales Continue December 2 & 3
NO sales the week of Thanksgiving Break
Friday hours are 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fruit Available:
Sorry but plums and McIntosh apples are all gone for this season…..
Apples ripe and picked for this week:
  • Gala = $1.60/pound
    • due to low number of fruit, no volume discount price
  • Jonagold = $1.60/pound
    • for over 20 pounds =$1.10/pound
  • Fuji = $1.60/pound
    • for over 20 pounds = $1.10/pound
  • Golden Delicious = $1.10/pound
    • for over 20 pounds = $0.90/pound
  • Red Delicious = $1.10/pound
    • for over 20 pounds = $0.90/pound
  • Rome = $1.10/pound
    • for over 20 pounds = $0.90/pound
Unusual Varieties of Apples
  • $1.10/pound, no volume discount
    Antonovoka kameichkan, Arkansas Black, Barkley Rome, Ben Davis, Co-op 15, Delicious, EZ-47, Gano, Hybrid E36-7, KAZ 95-18-02P33, Granny Smith, Granspur, Grimes Golden, Hawkeye Greening, Idared, Kaz 96, KAZ 96-02-01P-11, KAZ 96 05-05, Kaz 96-09-05, M.Hartwigii, No Name, Northwest Greening, Poeltsamaa Winter, PRI1346-2, PRI 2482-100, PRI 384-1, Prima, Prime Gold, Stark Splendor, WA-2
We will be closed Thanksgiving Week.  Friday and Saturday already picked apple sales will continue December 2 & 3.  Sales will continue after Thanksgiving on both Fridays and Saturdays in December as long as we still have enough apples to sell.  We will run out of some varieties. If we have enough apples, FINAL SALES for this season will be December 16 & 17.  But come before the end if you want to be sure to get apples for making goodies for the winter holiday season!!!   We will definitely not re-open in January this season.

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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