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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.  See detailed directions below.
SWEET CHERRIES:
Chelan and Bing
= $2.50/pound for less than 15 pounds
= $2.00/pound for 15 pounds or more
Rainier
= $4.50/pound for less than 15 pounds
= $3.50/pound for 15 pounds or more


First Sweet Cherry sales for the 2019 crop will be July 12 & 13, Friday and Saturday.
Hours Friday = 12:00 noon to 6:00pm
Hours Saturday = 10:00am to 4:00pm

This will be our first sale for this season.   We will probably continue cherry sales through July and the first weekend in August.  Unfortunately we will NOT have any U-pick…..NO U-PICK.  Unfortunately our apricot tree blooms froze so no apricots this year.  Later in the year we hope to have sales of Shiro and Italian Plums when they ripen in September.   Already picked apple sales will begin in October.

Sorry but all of our pear trees and the entire apple varieties block were removed this year so we do not have any pears nor any of the other fun and unusual apple varieties that we used to have.  We do hope to grow pears and more apple varieties at our new Tukey Orchard location at Spillman Farm but that will take a few years to get a crop.  Thanks for all your support!!!

 

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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 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 a fruit sale 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 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 will be changing to the WSU Spillman Farm at 1452 Johnson Road.  To get there from HWY 270 get on to Bishop Blvd.  Take the second left onto Johnson Road.  Stay straight on Johnson 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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