Predicting when fruit will ripen is as hard as predicting Oregon weather. Our U-pick hours are generally not determined until a few days prior to harvest. The weather, age of the tree, and the amount of fruit all affect how fast the crop ripens. As soon as we know, we'll post picking dates and times so that you can plan when to come and pick. Please feel free to check this website, the Facebook page, or call 503-678-2644 for updated information. We are always closed on Sunday.
Fruit that is available for U-pick has a short season because there is not a long gap between when the fruit ripens and when it becomes over-ripe or falls off the tree. This means that, unlike a grocery store, fruit is extremely seasonal as far as availability goes. Cherries are generally available to pick for about one week, and most peach varieties last a similar amount of time.
Pricing will be determined between two weeks and a month before the season starts. During peach season, a discount is offered to people who pick over 100 pounds of fruit.
Peaches: $1.10 per pound. Volume discount: $1.00 per pound for 100 pounds or more.
Decided Days and Hours
UPDATE July 15, 2018:
We will be picking the New Havens, our first variety of peaches, on Saturday, July 21 from 8:00 - 11:00 am. We had a light set, so plan for eating quantities - a perfect fit for these beauties. They feature well in fruit salsas, on ice cream, and also on German pancakes (a pro tip from one of our customers).
For peaches in canning quantities, check back in a couple of weeks for updates on Veteran and Suncrest peaches, Redgold nectarines, and Improved Elberta peaches.
We hope to see you soon!
FINAL CHERRY UPDATE 2018:
To our valued cherry customers: We DID NOT OPEN for cherry U-Pick due to a safety issue. Thanks so much for your business!!!