Growing Details

  • Organic certified since 1992 by Organic Tilth  (we were the first organic orchard in Wasco county)
  • Tree ripened (the sugar levels are measured with a refractometer to make sure they are high enough)
  • Aggressive pruning for size and flavor
  • Water limited before harvest
  • Alfalfa grown in between the rows, then cut and blown onto the base of the trees as natural fertilizer
  • Birds and bats used for pest control
  • Trees picked by ripeness, going back several times over the season
  • Strict sorting during packing
  • Shipped to the stores in relatively small batches, within a day of picking (sometimes within hours)
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