Founding of Auvil Fruit Company
Establishes Red Haven Peaches in the Northwest
Introduces the use of grass cover in orchards
Auvil orchard replanted on higher ground after building of Rocky Reach dam and development of Lake Entiat
Demonstrates advantage of poplar tree windbreaks.
Introduces Red Gold Nectarines to Northwest.
Establishes Tree Fruit Research Commission.
First commercial planting of Granny Smith Apples in Washington State.
First to successfully market Rainier Cherries.
Introduces double-row planting of Granny Smith.
First new Granny Smith plantings at 1,000 acre orchard near Vantage, WA.
First utilized shade cloth.
Completion of new packing facility and fruit storage facility in Orondo.
SQF audits 100/100 and nutriclean certification began.
Grady Auvil receives WA State highest honor, the Washington Medal of Merit by Gov. Gary Locke.
First commercial production of the Auvil Early Fujis.
Bin scalder was first used.
First plantings of Aurora and Honey Crisp Apples.
Motorized picking platform was developed.
First utilized electrolyzed water in packing process for food safety.
New CA storage was built in Orondo, WA.
Gee Whiz Apple Cider was first produced and marketed.
New land purchased in Quincy.
New land purchased in Orondo.
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