Buying Guide

Seasonal Fruit Buying Guide

All starting dates are approximate and may vary from year to year. Most varieties have a harvest period that lasts 10 days from start to finish. All of our fruit is matured on the tree with sufficient amount of time to insure maximum sugar content and handpicked at our own family orchards. From our farm straight to your table.

Cherries (Please note we no longer have U-Pick fruit)

– Brooks – June 10th
  – Chelan – June 10th
  – Bing – June 20th
  – Rainier – June 22nd
  – Royal Brooks – July 1st
– Sweet Hearts – July 5th

Apricots

– Robada – June 22nd
  – Patterson – July 2nd
  – Tilton – July 8th

Peaches

– Early Rich (semi)* – July 8th
  – Zee Pride* – July 8th
  – Sweet Sue – July 12th
  – Country Lady* – July 17th
  – Fancy Lady* – July 17th
  – Rich Lady* – July 22nd
  – Snow Princess – July 22nd
  – Sierra Rich* – August 8th
  – July Flame* – August 8th
  – Diamond Princess* – August 8th
  – Brenda Sun* – August 12th
  – Elberta* – August 12th
  – Summer Lady* – August 12th
  – Summer Sweet* – August 17th
  – Sweet Dream* – August 17th
  – Zee Lady* – August 17th
  – Valley Sweet* – August 22nd
  – O’Henry* – August 22nd
  – August Red* – August 25th
  – August Lady* – September 2nd
  – September Red* – September 17th

Nectarines

– Honey Light – July 8th
  – Artic Jay* – July 22nd
  – Honey Blaze – July 22nd
  – Honey Royal – August 2nd
  – Summer Blush – August 2nd
  – Flavortop* – August 12th
  – Summer Sweet – September 8th

*Freestone varieties (easy to take off pit)

If are stopping by our Fruit Stand for a specific variety, email us at fruit@gunkelorchards.com  or call 509-773-4698 to make sure it is available.