Fresh Columbia River water made it possible for us to plant apples in Alderdale Washington in 1998 & 1999 near Mercer Ranches. The initial planting was 310 acres of Grannysmith, Gala, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples. Good air drainage, deep soils and a warm eastern Washington climate allow us to grow high quality apples at this orchard
Currently in full production Alderdale orchards is a mix of moderate and high density slender spindle plantings
New plantings of Pink Lady, Buckeye Gala and Aztec Fuji are already in progress to maintain a modern sustainable orchard.
In 2001 we expanded north 5.5 miles to Las Aguilas or Alderdale North. Over 4 years we planted an additional 270 acres of high density Bartlett pears, Gala, Fuji, and Grannysmith apples.
We provide housing for 85+ employees at this location.
Harvest begins in early August with Bartlett pears and finishes with Fuji apples in late October.