With over 60 years of experience and dedication, Bill and Jeannette Evans have definitely unlocked some of Mother Nature’s best kept secrets. Every Evans apple variety is of a specially selected strain carefully matched to the best root stock available and then grown in nutrient rich soils only at certain elevations and locations in Washington State.
All Evans growing operations are closely monitored by Bill, Jeannette, their daughter Julie and their grandson Joe. Just before harvest, apples are constantly being tested and evaluated for flavor, pressure and appearance. Timing is always the most critical part of harvest time. Sugar, starch and acid levels are all measured along with fruit pressures to determine harvest timing. Once the fruit is harvested it’s quickly transported to high-tech pre-refrigerated cold storages. Reducing the core temperature as soon as possible plays an important role in providing that ever-so-important “Perfect Eating Experience”.
Evans Apples are stored and packed fresh to order to provide that fresh picked eating experience. Evans Apples are renowned around the world for being good, hard and crunchy. The Evans family has made a life-time commitment to provide YOU with the highest quality apples that Washington State has to offer.
Evans Fruit Company is fully committed in providing consumers with a safe and enjoyable eating experience. All Evans packing facilities are SQF Certified and utilize extreme clean measures provided by CH2O to proactively and effectively kill bacteria that is linked to foodborne illnesses.
For many years Washington grower/shipper organizations have been limited to a commit-to-pack type of production process. The commit-to-pack process affects product quality by generating unneeded inventory that is stored until sold. By the time this product is sold it has already lost a great deal of freshness and in most cases might need to be re-packed before shipment which puts an added cost into the product. Pre-sizing allows the producer to pack each order “fresh to order” on demand very quickly. This means that customers won’t be receiving product that has been sitting around a warehouse getting stale. With Pre-size, customers receive fresh packed, trouble free, high quality product that gets to the consumer before the breakdown process ever has a chance to begin.
All Evans loading facilities are equipped with 5 bay enclosed loading docks and indoor staging area’s that protect important cargo from severe northwest conditions.
Cowiche Facility — The Cowiche facility is the hub of the Evans Fruit Operation. The company’s busy main office is located in Cowiche WA and houses one of the world’s largest apple production lines. The high-tech, 16 lane packing line is capable of packing up to 12,000 packed cartons per shift and also possesses high production mesh and poly bagging capabilities. The Cowiche warehouse possesses a 100,000 bin storage capacity that is used for storing good, hard, crunchy Evans Apples.Watch Video
Tieton Facility — High in technology and production, the Evans Tieton facility houses a state-of-the-art 8 lane packing line that is capable of packing up to 10,000 packed cartons per shift. The Tieton facility is also geared up for high production mesh and poly bagging. The warehouse has the capacity to store up to 114,000 bins of high quality Evan’s fruit. The facility is located just outside of Tieton WA which is approximately 3 miles from the Cowiche Facility.
Yakima Facility — The Yakima packing line is dedicated towards packing pre-sized apples. The gentle touch high-speed production line is capable of packing up to 12,000 packed boxes per shift and possesses very accurate internal defect sorting technology. The Yakima plant produces approximately 12,000 packed boxes per shift.
Evans Fruit Farm locations have been strategically selected by elevation, soil base, weather and temperature conditions along with water and road accessibility. Growing regions are carefully matched with only those apple variety’s and strains that will grow best in these specially pre-determined regions. Careful decision making and planning play a key role in growing hard, crisp, juicy Evans Apples. Location also plays an important role in harvest planning due to the fact that different geographic regions will bare crops at different time frames.
Being diversified by region guarantee’s our customer’s ongoing supplies of Evans Apples. In eastern Washington State, there’s always that chance of crop damage in a growing region due to severe weather conditions. Evans Fruit Farms are strategically located in different regions of the State to assure that supplies will be accessible even in the case of a severe regional freeze.
Tampico — The Evans “Tampico Ranch” is located approximately 15 miles West of Yakima WA is noted for producing some of the sweetest Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Fuji apples that Washington State has to offer. The Tampico Ranch sits high at a 2000 foot elevation where warm days and cool nights help contribute to strong fruit quality, maturity and enhanced color finish.
Far West — The Evans “Far West Ranch” is located approximately 6 miles West of Yakima and produces some of the crunchiest, most flavorful, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Gala apples you could ever sink your chompers into. The Far west Ranch sits at a 1300 foot elevation.
Moxee — The Evans “Moxee Ranch” is located approximately 8 miles East of Yakima and sits right in the middle of hop and wine grape country at a 1300 foot elevation. These rich fertile soils are responsible for producing some of the most crunchy, mouth-watering apples you have ever eaten! Extreme quality Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji and Romes are abundant and ready to eat at this location.
Sunnyside — The Evans Sunnyside Ranch sits on prime apple producing ground. This ranch is the largest apple growing operation in the state and is located approximately 20 miles Southeast of Yakima. Some of the worlds best eating Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala and Braeburn apples are grown on the Sunnyside Ranch at a 1200 foot elevation.
Mattawa — The Evans “Mattawa Ranch”, in size, is the closest runner up to The Evans Sunnyside Ranch. This desert giant produces 2000 acres worth of good hard colossal sized Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Pink Lady, Fuji and Granny Smith Apples. Rich sandy soils full of natural nutrients provide a full flavored eating experience for Evans Apple fanatics worldwide. The Mattawa Ranch sits at a 750 foot elevation and is located by the mighty Columbia River.
Cowiche — At a 1500 foot elevation, The Evans “Cowiche Ranch” produces some of the finest quality bulk that money can buy. Rock hard, snappy, high quality Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala and Jonagold apples are all grown with great care and precision. Known for producing beautiful high colored great tasting apples, this ranch is located approximately 14 miles west of Yakima.
Tieton — Located at the base of the Cascade Mountains, the mighty Evans “Tieton Ranch” is renowned for producing the hardest, crunchiest apples in the world. The 2000 foot elevation provides a special catalyst for Mother Nature to work her magic. Apples grown at this ultra high elevation tend to be made up of a smaller cell structure which results in producing a super, extra crunchy apple. Apples in the late season have pressure tested 22lbs plus which is miraculous! The Tieton ranch is located approximately 20 miles west of Yakima.
Pre-sizing mixed fruit from the field is an art in itself. The Evans pre-sizing facility houses one of the worlds most advanced high-tech mechanisms found in the industry today. Just imagine, bins of mixed fresh apples, all different grades and sizes being automatically sorted and then automatically re-captured so each bin contains only one size and one grade of apple. Once the fruit is pre-sized it’s either immediately packed to fill an order or put back into cold storage to maintain crunch, crispness and flavor.
Sometimes an apple can look beautiful on the outside but possess hidden internal defects or “browning” on the inside. To assure both external and internal quality, Evans Fruit Company utilizes a unique NIR technology to identify and sort out apples that possess internal defects.
Evans Fruit Company…One of the world’s leaders in fruit quality and technology.
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- Standard Tray Pack (40lb Net)
- Euro Tray Pack (27lb Net)
- 2 Layer RPC
- Cell Pack
- 1 Layer Box
- 2 Layer Box
- Poly Bags (3lb, 5lb, 8lb, 10lb)
- Soft Mesh (3lb & 5lb)
- Bag Boxes (Standard Carton, Euro Bag Master, Tri-Wall Bins)