Many types of tree fruit are productive throughout Washington, however orchard labor can be a primary consideration when establishing a commercial orchard. Disease and insect pest problems tend to be specific to each area. Plan ahead as tree fruit are a long term investment.
New Alternative Fruit Crops for Western Washington, Washington State University 2006.
Organic & Integrated Fruit Production. Washington State University 2012.
Western Washington Tree Fruit & Alternative Fruits. Washington State University Extension website.
Organic Orchards: Pioneer Spirit Lives On In Small Grower. Washington State University 2015.
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, established by the Washington legislature in 1969 to promote and carry on research and administer specific industry service programs for the tree fruit industry.