KORU® grower stories

Sundquist Fruit & Cold Storage, Inc.

"Pure chance becomes pure delight - It tells about the origin and expectations from KORU ® Apple in a concise statement"

- Andrew Sundquist, Yakima, WA , United States

Our story:

Sundquist Fruit has been around since around 1920 when my great grandfather Ralph began managing investment orchards. He grew the business into a packing, storage, and shipping business through the middle of the century. My grandfather Marvin entered upper management of the business in the 1940’s. My father and his 3 brothers worked in the business throughout their lives until 2 retired in 2010. Our packing line was closed in 2003 to focus on growing.
I was raised on our family farm, working summers and breaks performing all manner of orchard tasks. I left for college pursuing an agricultural economics degree in 1998. In 2000 I changed my path towards a management information systems and decision sciences degree. After working in non-ag related field for a couple of years in the early 2000’s, I realized my heart was on the farm.

Our involvement in KORU® Plumac c.v:

Sundquist Fruit planted it’s first commercial KORU ® Plumac c.v. block this spring, 2016 east of Yakima Washington. Up to this point, I have participated in orchard tours of KORU ® Plumac c.v. and have been exposed to the product via our partnership with Gilbert Orchards. We also grow Jazz, Pacific Rose, and now Envy apples. Our business has exposed to many new varieties over the years and seen them come and go. The varieties that have staying power are those where the quality of the variety is superior and the marketing efforts are driven by people who are passionate about the product and have the ability to align supply with created demand. Koru seems to possess all of these things. It is a wonderfully consistent apple with an unique and pleasurable flavor. Best of all, those who are involved with the variety love it and are committed to its success.

What we think is special about us:

Our Company is a multigenerational company filled with people that love growing and enjoying the fruits we produce. The mission of Sundquist Family of Companies is to consistently and responsibly produce the kind of eating experience that you would seek to provide to your children, and their children.

koru block

 We established in 1955 and proundly grow:

Anjou Pear, Bartlett Pear, Bosc Pears, Bing Cherry, Lapins Cherry, Braeburn, Cripps Pink, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Scifresh, Sciros, Plumac

Mom's Apple Pie

Location in Washington State:

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