"Taber's Taste of Summer" Fruitstand

In the "Summer-Time" we operate a Fruitstand, Gift Shop and Greenhouse/Flower Shop. Roughly mid-April to Mid-October.

 

The Fruit Stand features a variety of fruits grown on property, changing depending on the time of the year. We have over 350 fruit trees, so there is always a fresh & delicious choice! We also have fresh vegetables!

 

Our Gift Shop has a wide selection of art, crafts, specialty foods and gift options for every budget. Take home a piece of the Okanogan with you!

 

Our greenhouse and flower shop offer baskets, annuals, some perrenials, fresh vegetables & herbs, seasonally, weather-dependent.

 

You may call the Fruit Stand/Flower Shop directly at 509-476-0202.


Virtual Fruitstand Tour

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Welcome to Taber's Tast of Summer! Wide view from inside stand. Display packed with treats & gifts in the fruit stand. A wagon-full of great gifts & treats. Some of our own wines on display. Judi pouring some visitors a sample of our wine. Some visitors checking out with their selections. Enjoy the Beautiful view of Lake Osoyoos from our deck! Judi in our on-site greenhouse. We also have a large seletion of plants & flowers for sale seasonally.

 

About Our Fruits

Some Information on Some of the Fruits We Grow & Sell...

CHERRIES

CherriesThe word cherry refers to a fleshy fruit (drupe) that contains a single stony seed. The cherry belongs to the family Rosaceae, genus Prunus, along with almonds, peaches, plums, apricots and bird cherries.

Cherries have a very short growing season and can grow anywhere, including the great cold of the tundra. In Australia they are usually at their peak around Christmas time, in southern Europe in June, in North America in June, in south British Columbia (Canada) in July-mid August and in the UK in mid July, always in the summer season. In many parts of North America they are among the first tree fruits to ripen.


ASIAN PEARS

Asian PearsPyrus pyrifolia is a pear tree species native to China, Japan, and Korea. The tree's edible fruit is known by many names, including: Asian pear, nashi or nashi pear, African pear, Japanese pear, Korean pear, Taiwan pear, sand pear, apple pear, bapple, papple, bae, li.

The fruit are generally not baked in pies or made into jams because they have a high water content and a crisp, grainy texture, very different from the buttery European varieties. It is not a cross between apples and pears, as common names like apple pear may suggest, but its shape and crisp texture are reminiscent of apples. Commonly served raw and peeled. The fruit tends to be quite large and fragrant, and when carefully wrapped, it can last for several weeks or more in a cold, dry place.


APPLES

ApplesThe apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family Rosaceae. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits.

The tree originated from Central Asia, where its wild ancestor is still found today. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples resulting in range of desired characteristics. Cultivars vary in their yield and the ultimate size of the tree, even when grown on the same rootstock.

 

 


PLUOTS

PluotsPluots are varieties of interspecific plum or Plumcot developed in the late 20th century in the United States, the fruit is known by most regulatory agencies as an interspecific plum or Plumcot. It is a complex cross hybrid of plum and apricot, exhibiting more plum-like traits. The pluot, like the aprium, is derived from plums, apricots and or hybrids called the plumcot.

The fruit's exterior with smooth skin closely resembles a plum's. Pluots are noted for their sweetness (due to a very high sugar content), their intense flavor, and very juicy pulp. Pluots are also rich in vitamin A.

 


NECTARINES

NectarinesThe fruit we call nectarines is virtually identical to the fruit we call peaches, except for one noticeable feature. The skin of most peaches contains fuzz, while the skin of nectarines is smooth. The same mutation responsible for the smooth skin is also responsible for the spicier taste and slightly smaller size of nectarines.

Nectarines and peaches both grow from the same parent peach trees, which have been known to produce examples of both fruits at the same time. Essentially there are no nectarine trees, only peach trees with a genetic mutation.

 


DONUT PEACHES

Donut PeachesDonut peaches are uniquely shaped freestone peaches which look remarkably like donuts, since they are flattened with a depression in the middle which suggests a donut hole. In addition to having a distinctive appearance, donut peaches also have a special flavor, with a sweet tenderness and faint hint of almond which some consumers find enjoyable.

Many farmers' markets and specialty stores carry donut peaches when they come into season in the middle of the summer months, and large markets sometimes stock them, as well. In warm climates, donut peaches can be grown just like regular peach trees.