Our History

— Established in 1893 —

Stadelman Fruit Company was established in 1893 by Peter J. Stadelman in The Dalles, Oregon as a grower, packer, and shipper of tree fruits. Over the past five generations Stadelman Fruit has become one of the largest growers of cherries, pears, and apples in the United States, and its name synonymous with top quality produce around the world.


Stadelman orchards are located throughout the Pacific Northwest, a majestic region well-known for pristine growing conditions. Oregon and Washington states provide the perfect farming climate of warm, arid, sunny days, and crisp, cool evenings. Nutrient-rich volcanic soil and fresh, cold, glacier water from surrounding mountains nurture Stadelman fruit until it bursts with vibrant colors, aroma, and sweetness.

trees blossom with an explosion of color

Springtime at Stadelman Fruit is celebration time. Thousands of fruit trees blossom with an explosion of color. Pink and white flowers decorate the landscape from Washington to the rolling hills of Oregon with mesmerizing beauty.
Our farmers know how to carefully pick each fruit at the perfect time to ensure a crisp, flavorful, mouth-watering experience. Stadelman’s fruit packing facilities feature state-of-the-art, environmental-friendly equipment, run by highly-skilled employees that are comprehensively–trained in quality control and food safety.


Stadelman Fruit Company's ideas, experience and expertise, coupled with its unrivaled customer service and hi-tech facilities are preferred by top retailers. We stay immersed in the business of agricultural while being responsible stewards of the land. Stadelman Fruit continuously engages in developing, and improving the science, technology, and sustainability of growing, inspecting, packing, and shipping fresh tree fruit.


Our pioneering spirit and passion has resulted in producing unique, and innovative new fruit varieties like our Strawberry Cherries with a sweetness that defies comparison. Stadelman Fruit Company's 120+ years of knowledge and experience in fruit farming is heading into the future.