Carter Orchards

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    General information
    Varieties grown
    How to buy apples
    Apple recipes

About Us

     Carter Orchards is a family-owned orchard located a few miles south of The Dalles, Oregon.

The Carter Family

     Carter Orchards was started by John and Karen Carter in 1975. Although they initially knew very little about farming, they quickly discovered that they loved it! The orchard purchased in 1975 was 50 acres of mostly Royal Annes. Since then, Carter Orchards has grown to nearly 250 acres of Bings, Rainiers and other fresh cherries, and 50 acres of apples. Each year we produce on average 1000 ton (2,000,000 pounds) of cherries and 700 ton (1700 bins) of apples.