Our History

Our story began when Fred B. Plath recognized the unlimited potential of Central Washington, and how it could shape the tree fruit industry. The rich soil, superior growing conditions and abundant access to water enabled world-class tree fruit to grow and flourish throughout the region.

Our Roots Run Deep

Washington Fruit & Produce was incorporated in 1916 to grow, pack and ship only the finest quality tree fruit under the independent label. A partnership with Mount Adams Fruit was later formed in the 1940’s, providing Washington Fruit with access to pears and an abundance of high quality cherries and apples from the Pacific Northwest.

Growing Towards the Future

In 2020, we teamed up with Roche Fruit Company, a like-minded apple packer in Yakima, alongside their dedicated sales team, Yakima Fresh. Building on this success, our most recent partnership features Gilbert Orchards, a respected, family-owned apple and cherry grower deeply rooted in the Yakima Valley. Through these strategic alliances, Washington Fruit Growers are able to provide our customers with fresh, high-quality produce year-round.

Over 100 Years of Quality

Washington Fruit Growers has spent more than a century perfecting our processes to deliver premium fruit to market. Today, Washington Fruit Growers is a vertically integrated, family-run organization comprised of Washington Fruit, Mount Adams Fruit, Roche Fruit Company and Gilbert Orchards. Modern horticultural practices coupled with aggressive renovation and orchard development programs have enabled us to produce high-quality, desirable fruit and adapt to the ever-changing environment.

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