Cascade Crest Organics2018-11-20T15:21:37+00:00

Striving For Quality

Chelan Fresh is establishing a substantial presence in the organic fruit market.

We are producers of premium, certified organic fruit from the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range in Washington State. Our growers have been farming fruit in central Washington since 1894.

Cascade Crest Organics has always stood for quality in the world of Organic Fruit production. And Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers who believe that growing fruit using USDA Organic approved standards is a benefit to both the land and the consumers who enjoy the fruit. Columbia Valley Fruit growers believe the same and chose to join our Cascade Crest Organics label to now bring our 2018 season offering to over 1.5 million boxes of 12 varieties of apples, 6 varieties of pears and consumer stone fruit favorites such as organic cherries, plums, pluots and nectarines. We and are poised for substantial growth with plantings of new varieties such as high color Honeycrisp, sport Fuji and Gala offerings.

Contact your sales representative to learn more. We look forward to talking with all of our customers about our Cascade Organics brand!

Apple Varieties

Braeburn

Braeburn

Braeburn apples are rich, sweet-tart, spicy apples with a skin color varying from orange to red over a yellow background. The aromatic, juicy, and crisp flesh along with its unique flavor makes the Braeburn apple ideal for baking apple pies. Braeburn apples are harvested starting late October.

Cameo

Cameo

This apple is a Washington State original. Characterized by its yellow and red stripes, the crisp, sweet-tart Cameo apple is as juicy as can be. Cameo apples are great choices for sandwiches, garnishes and fruit platters due to their resistance to browning. Cameo apples are harvested toward the beginning of October.

Fuji

Fuji

These intensely sweet and crunchy apples are deeply reddish-pink, typically striped with areas of yellow, large, and round. Fuji apples are known for holding their firmness when baked and for being delicious when eaten fresh. This variety’s popularity is quickly increasing, due to its notable sweet flavor. Fuji apples are harvested starting mid-September.

Gala

Gala

Gala apples’ flavor is well balanced between sweet and tart, with elements of tropic fruit. Bold flavors, especially savory ones, pair best with Gala apples. Gala apples are harvested starting toward the end of August.

Granny Smith

Granny Smith

Granny Smith apples are well known for their unique and well-loved tart flavor. These apples are famous for their bright green coloring. Many prefer using Granny Smith apples when baking due to their lower level of sweetness. Granny Smith apples are harvested late September.

Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp apples have a bright red and pale green skin and a cream colored inner flesh. Their crisp and juicy inner flesh is sweet and slightly tart in flavor. Salads, baking, cooking, or snacking are all areas the Honeycrisp apple shines. Honeycrisp apples are harvested mid-September.

Pink Lady

Pink Lady

Pink Lady® apples are named after their pink-hued outer skin. Their slow-to-oxidize flesh makes Pink Lady® apples ideal for out-of-hand eating. With a crunchy texture, tart taste, and pleasantly sweet finish, Pink Lady® apples are perfect sliced in a salad or on a fruit and cheese platter. Pink Lady® apples are harvested starting in the end of October.

Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious apples have a golden yellow skin, sometimes with a pink blush. Mild and sweet, Goldens are great for eating out of hand, cooking, baking and salads. Golden’s crisp, pale yellow flesh is slow to oxidize, making it a good choice for salads and other dishes. Golden Delicious apples are harvested toward the beginning of September.

Red Delicious

Red Delicious

As the most popular apple in the country, the Red Delicious apple is what comes to mind when most people think of apples. Red Delicious apples are bright red in color and have a mild sweet flavor. These are one of the best choices for caramel apples. Red Delicious apples are harvested late summer.

Pear Varieties

Asian

Asian

Loved for their crunchy texture and exceptionally sweet taste, the Asian pear has a low-acid flavor and fragrant aroma. Asian pears are sold ripe and maintain their crisp texture long after being picked.

Bartlett

Bartlett

This pale green pear ripens to a golden yellow, as the flesh softens and fills with sweet juice. Bartlett pears are a very popular variety and are commonly found in markets. Great for snacks and canning, this highly popular pear has a smooth, spicy, classic pear taste. Bartlett pears are available starting mid-August.

Concorde

Concorde

The Concorde pear is unique in shape, color, and flavor, deriving from the Conference and Comice pears. It is ideal for cooking and baking, as well as eating fresh. Concorde pears are firm with a vanilla-like sweetness and do not brown easily. Concorde pears are available starting toward the end of September.

D'anjou

D'anjou

D’Anjou pears are easily recognized by their egg-shaped body, making them the second-most recognizable pear in the country. D’Anjou pears do not change color when they ripen. Delectably juicy and subtly sweet, D’Anjous are truly an all-purpose pear. D’Anjou pears are available from starting mid-September.

Red Bartlett

Red Bartlett

Red Bartletts offer much the same great flavors as Yellow Bartletts, but their color simply adds to their appeal! Once fully ripe these beautiful pears are super sweet and juicy. Consider sliced red pears to liven up green salads or other recipes.

Starkrimson

Starkrimson

Stunningly red, these juicy and mildly-flavored pears have a floral essence. Their bright color and mildly sweet taste make this newer variety of pear an excellent choice for salads and snacking.

Stone Fruit Varieties

Rainier Cherries

Rainier Cherries

Developed right here in Washington State, and named after our most famous peak, these sweet, elegant cherries are golden-yellow with a red blush. With a creamy yellow flesh, this delicate cherry is at its very best when eaten fresh.

Sweet Dark Cherries

Sweet Dark Cherries

This classic deep red cherry is as juicy as you could hope for, with just the right amount of tang. Use them in pies, sauces, freeze and can, or bake them into your morning muffins. Never forget that you can eat them just as they are such as Bing, Chelan, or Lapin cherries.

Pluot

Pluot

Most pluots are extremely sweet, often spicy, low-acid fruits with a juicy, chin-dripping tender firm flesh. Their colorings range from red-skinned and pale amber-skinned to ruby-fleshed and gold fleshed. Pluots are high in vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, phosphate and dietary fiber.

Plum

Plum

The taste of plums ranges from sweet to tart and the skin itself may be particularly tart. The fruit is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used in jam-making or other recipes.

Packaging

Our 2lb high graphic pouch bags offer consumers easy distinction of the variety, the purchase weight and good visibility of the fruit in a clear pouch.

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