Farmers: Brian and Brooke Collins and multiple generations of the family.
Year Founded: 1905.
Acreage: 35 acres.
What they Grow: Doughnut peaches, nectarines, white peaches, apricots, hybrid fruits such as pluots and apriums (half plum/half apricot), plums, a mixture of apples (Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, Jona Gold, Fuji, and more), pears (Bosc, Packham, Asian, Bartlett).
Collins Family Orchards is a fourth generation family farm in Selah, WA. Our focus is the fruit. We offer a wide range of the most delicious varieties we can find, and we do things right — from planting to pruning to harvesting — to bring you the best fruit possible.
We prune our trees and thin the fruit set extensively; our goal is quality, not quantity. We are continuously in search of more perfect fruit, and we test many new varieties each year by grafting and planting new fruits in an experimental block in the orchard. To earn their keep, new fruit must grow well in our climate and taste great!
We're eager to bring our fruit to market, but we don't rush to pick it. Fruit should not come off the tree until it is ripe and ready, at the peak of flavor.