In a highly competitive marketplace, even one bad-tasting apple can tarnish consumer confidence. That’s why Auvil’s strict adherence to quality control practice creates peace-of-mind to our customers. They know that crisp, crunchy, delicious fruit anchors our Gee Whiz promise.
Auvil Fruit’s first packing facility was built in Orondo, Washington in 1947 by Grady Auvil. Grady firmly believed that the best way to get quality fruit from the orchard to the consumer centered around packing and shipping it yourself. Today, we incorporate computerized equipment with a highly-trained team of packing specialists to package excellence in every box we ship.
While testing adds intensive effort to our production, we believe it’s essential so that consumers experience ripe, ready-to-eat fruit. Before harvest, a variety of field and lab tests determine sugar, starch, and acid ratios. Along with pressure measurements, this data also helps us identify ideal storage methods. Every test, combined with experience and professional judgment, helps guide our journey to putting perfection in your hands.
Recognizing the value of partnerships, Auvil Fruit works in close collaboration with the Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission and the Fruit Research Department at Washington State University. These relationships support continuous improvement in our storage, packing, and shipping processes.