Mueske Family Orchard
Address: 24497 Hey 74 N Saint Charles, MN, 55972
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About Us
Mueske Family Orchard (formerly known as Whitewater Valley Orchard), a small, family-run business located in Saint Charles, MN, was established in 1993 as a dream of providing locally grown fruit to Southeastern Minnesota and the Twin Cities region. Twenty minutes east of Rochester, MN, it offers eight different types of plums, including European blue plums such as Mount Royal and Stanley, and American/Japanese red plums such as Superior, Pembina, Waneta, and Toka (a.k.a. Bubblegum plums), as well as eleven different types of apples including Honey Crisp, Fireside, Sweet Sixteen, Macoun, Red Regent, and Cortland.

Besides well known apple varieties, Mueske Family Orchard has also recently planted forty rare and hard-to-find heirloom varieties including Black Oxford, Ashmead's Kernal, Esopus Spitzenburg, Blue Pearmain, and Hudson Golden Gem, which should be available in the coming years.

Mueske Family Orchard was owned and operated by Arvin Mueske until his passing in 2008, and is now run (on a much smaller scale) by Carol Mueske (his widow) and Todd Mueske (his son) who seek to once again provide locally grown fruit to the area. Our products can be found in local co-ops, schools, and at farmer's markets. Alternatively, for more information, questions, or to request eating, baking, or cider apples in bulk, e-mail us at , , or order here.