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Choosing Fresh Tree Fruit

With ideal growing conditions, the Wenatchee Valley has deservedly earned the name of the World's Apple Capital. In fact, you'd be amazed at the bounty of tree fruit to be found in Cascade Farmlands.

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July 22, 2019 at 1:20 PM

To quote the local experts who grow seedlings for "stone fruit" trees to fill orchards around the nation, the best climate for fruit trees is irrigated desert. Winds, soil and fall temperatures play a role in fruit quality too. Interesting, but what does this mean to you, the summer and fall visitor?


Something delicious! With ideal growing conditions, the Wenatchee Valley has deservedly earned the name of the World's Apple Capital. In fact, you'd be amazed at the bounty of tree fruit to be found in Cascade Farmlands.


Harvest Guide In Order Of Appearance:

 Cherries: June
Apricots: July
Plums and Pluots: July
Peaches: July/August
Nectarines: August
Apples: August/Sept
Pears: September/October


Here are some tips to help you make the most of the season:

First, when shopping for fresh tree fruit don't be shy about asking the fruit stand or seller about where and when the fruit was picked. It's fun visiting with the grower! 

Buy firm but not hard fruit and avoid bruising or soft spots. For fun, check out the different varieties to discover flavor, aroma and texture. Go ahead, be a detective. Everyone's tastes are different and farmers are usually happy to give free samples and talk to you about their varieties. 

One giant advantage in shopping from the orchard, local fruit stand or farmers market is access to "tree ripened fruit." So explore and indulge. It's high season for an amazing harvest in Cascade FarmlandsEXPLORE 


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