Discover local food and drink culture in the heart of WA!    



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.

Category List

Tag List

Kahler Glenn Golf and Ski Resort (1)
sunbathing (1)
goose ridge winery (1)
photo contest (1)
Family wine makers (1)
plain wa (1)
food and wine (1)
ship fruit (1)
Breakfast (1)
spring (1)
columbia river (2)
oktoberfest (1)
pear (1)
kayaking (1)
fresh (1)
salmon festival (1)
wine walk (1)
driving map (1)
farming (1)
pybus public market (1)
collectibles (1)
east wenatchee (1)
nv cider (1)
Wenatchee River (1)
pub style eatery (1)
carving pumpkins (1)
cascade farmlands (3)
beautiful getaways (1)
small batch wine making (1)
farm fresh eggs (1)
history (1)
rustique divas (1)
taste leavenworth (1)
Fly Fishing (2)
culinary creations (1)
north central washington (3)
farmers market (3)
rv campgrounds (1)
river rafting (2)
maifest (1)
paddle boating (1)
leavenworth (4)
vintage (1)
recreational rentals (1)
antiques (1)
perry (1)
driving route (2)
jewelry (1)
hard cider (1)
Hotel (1)
peaches (2)
road trip (1)
lodging (1)
two napkin burgers (1)
chelan county (1)
map (1)
pumpkin carving (1)
bounty (1)
farm stands (1)
blueberries (2)
scenic wa (1)
harvest (1)
leavenworth wa (5)
arrowleaf balsamroot (1)
gifts (1)
winter squash (1)
golf (1)
wenatchee harvest festival (1)
tennis (1)
Easter Egg Hunt (1)
fresh produce (2)
vintage market (1)
scenic road trip (1)
neigel vintners (1)
valentines day (2)
markets (1)
catch and release rainbow trout (1)
mothers day (1)
geocaching (2)
spring sensations (1)
farm fresh (1)
cider (1)
orchards (2)
christmas tree, hog hollow farm (1)
cabins (1)
leavenworth washington (3)
volleyball (1)
local ingredients (1)
Honeycomb Lodge (1)
bavarian (1)
Fish Lake (1)
spring flowers (1)
orchard (1)
community gathering place (1)
toast marshmallows (1)
pear harvest (1)
sundries (1)
wenatchee (4)
garden supplies (1)
pak it rite (1)
open market, fresh produce, halloween (1)
hot tubs (1)
seasonal veggies (1)
leavenworth oktoberfest (1)
Plain Hardware (3)
manson (1)
pumpkin patch (1)
scenic side trip (1)
old-time hardware store (1)
wenatchee, wa (1)
hardware (1)
clothes (1)
chocolate (1)
Otter Pond (1)
leavenworth, wa (2)
winery (1)
u pick (2)
sustainable living (1)
local produce (4)
pears (2)
beauty (1)
waterville (1)
nectarines (1)
pybus market (1)
forests (1)
Beaver Valley, wa (1)
apples (2)
chelan (2)
fishing (1)
private instruction (1)
spring hikes (1)
wildfires (1)
fresh mountain air (1)
Lake Wenatchee (3)
plain, wa (3)
plums (1)
celebration (1)
meadows (1)
pumpkins (1)
lake chelan (2)
museum (1)
cherries (1)
group classes (1)
pioneer village (1)
Alpine Trout Lake (1)
wildflowers (1)
fresh fruit (1)
wine tasting (3)
pear varieties (1)
refurbished (1)
chelan wa (1)
purses (1)
spring blossoms (1)

Tag Cloud

Plain Hardwarebeautiful getawaysspring sensationspybus public marketmapcollectiblessmall batch wine makingleavenworth waroad tripriver raftingeast wenatcheenv ciderchelanmothers dayscenic side tripOtter Pondfresh mountain aircabinsWenatchee Riverkayakingnorth central washingtonmuseumwinter squashcidermarketslocal ingredientsgoose ridge wineryFamily wine makersgiftsfresh producefarm freshphoto contestneigel vintnerslocal producetennisscenic walodgingcatch and release rainbow troutFish Lakespring blossomspub style eateryBeaver Valley, wafood and winetaste leavenworthnectarinesgroup classesdriving mapwenatcheerustique divaswenatchee, waorchardorchardscascade farmlandsvintage marketfresh fruitlake chelanpear varietiesvolleyballplain waoktoberfestKahler Glenn Golf and Ski ResortFly Fishingwildflowerspumpkin patchwine walkpear harvestpumpkinsship fruitsustainable livingscenic road triparrowleaf balsamrootplain, wafarm fresh eggspearrecreational rentalsclothesvalentines dayspring vintagemeadowschocolatecommunity gathering placeplumspaddle boatingbountycarving pumpkinsHotelsunbathingantiqueshot tubsblueberriesmaifestchelan countyleavenworth washingtonfreshbavarianLake Wenatcheerefurbishedspring flowersu pickfishingcherriespioneer villagechelan wapak it riteseasonal veggiesfarmingwinery leavenworthtwo napkin burgerspeachesrv campgroundswine tastingpybus marketharvestcelebrationwenatchee harvest festivalpearsHoneycomb Lodgeperryhard cidergeocachingold-time hardware storechristmas tree, hog hollow farmfarmers marketprivate instructionwatervillehistoryEaster Egg Huntculinary creationswildfiresjewelrybeautyBreakfastpursescolumbia riversundrieshardwareapplesmansongolfdriving routepumpkin carvinggarden suppliestoast marshmallowsAlpine Trout Lakefarm standsleavenworth oktoberfestforestsopen market, fresh produce, halloweenspring hikessalmon festivalleavenworth, wa


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 


Please add a comment

You must be logged in to leave a reply. Login »