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WSU Horticulture Center and R.B. Tukey Horticulture Orchard

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.

Orchard Produce

Already Picked Fruit Sales New and Final Location!
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 but it starts out as Johnson Avenue on Bishop Blvd (so you might want to try both Johnson Road and Johnson Avenue in your GPS locator).  See detailed directions below.
Fall “Already Picked” Fruit Sales Begin September 24 & 25!!!
Fall Sales will continue Fridays and Saturdays in October and November.
Winter Sales will be ONLY Fridays in December and maybe January.

HOURS of OPERATION:
Fridays from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fruit Available Now and Prices:
Cougar Red Tomatoes
= $2.00/pound for less than 10 pounds, $1.50/pound for 10 pounds or more
Italian Prune Plums
= $1.60/pound for less than 10 pounds, $1.10/pound for 10 pounds or more
McIntosh Apples
= $1.50/pound for less than 20 pounds, $1.10/pound for 20 pounds or more
Gala Apples
= $1.50/pound for less than 20 pounds, $1.10/pound for 20 pounds or more
Unusual Varieties of Apples
$1.50/pound for less than 20 pounds, $1.10/pound for 20 pounds or more”
including:  Anna, Chestnut, Dayton, Earligold, Gingergold, Hibernal, Hybrid-E7-54, PRI-1361-1, PRI-2842-100, PRI-MA, Sansa, Stark Splendor, Red Summer Rambo, Williams
Juice Apples (a mix of sorted apples with minor defects or small size)
= $0.60/pound
Locally Pressed Cider
$8.00/gallon
$5.00/half gallon

At our fruit sales we ask that you please adhere to the following social practices when shopping with us:

1) Social distancing of 6 feet or more still preferred.
2) At this time wearing a cloth face covering or mask is required at any indoor venues in Washington State.
3) You will be able to use your recycled bags or your personal cloth bags.  We have new bags on site that you can use as well.
5) We can definitely accept cash and check for payment and HOPEFULLY cards but I do not have the card terminal just yet.  I am trying to get one.

Thanks again for all your support!!!

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 Tukey Orchard.

Donate

Donate to our new orchard (see links below).

Give toward immediate needs

Funds donated to the Ronald B. Tukey Memorial Fund go for immediate needs of the Tukey Orchard.
Give toward long-term needs

Funds donated to the Ronald B. Tukey Memorial Endowment will increase the endowment used to enhance the Tukey Orchard.

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

Orchard Location

Our location has changed to 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. We will plant a new orchard on this site.

For the 3-5 years while the new orchard grows we will continue to manage the trees on part of the old site which is still owned by WSU.  Our previous entrance at the intersection of Terre View Drive and Airport Road is closed.  Our new entrance will be a shared road with other WSU Facilities that will not be accessible to the general public.

Interested in Using Our Orchard?

Fill out a Farm Use Request Form (.pdf)

Contact Us

Deb Pehrson, Farm Manager
(509) 335-6700

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