Select Page
Bowman Cherry Orchard Bigfork Montana


Answers to some questions that you may have about our Orchard and cherries:

Q: When are Flathead Cherries available?

A: Depending on the weather, Flathead Cherries are available late July through early September.  We also have cherries available from our Washington orchard in late June

Q: Do you ship cherries?

A: No, we do not ship fresh cherries.

Q: Can I freeze fresh cherries?

A: Yes.  Remove stems, wash cherries and pit if desired.  Place cherries in a plastic freezer bag and freeze.  Cherries can also be individually frozen on a cookie sheet for 2 hours before placing in freezer bags.  

Q: Why do cherries grow around Flathead Lake and not in other areas of Montana?

A: Flathead Lake is such a large lake that it helps to keep our winter temperatures mild and even near the lake.  However, there was a freeze in 1989 that killed most of the cherry trees around the lake.

Q: How many cherries do I need to make a pie?

A: Depending on the size of your pie dish, it takes about three pounds of cherries to make a pie.  Don’t forget to pit them.

Q: How long do fresh cherries last?

A: If kept dry and refrigerated, they should last 10 days to two weeks. If keeping them in a cooler, do not place cherries near ice or anything frozen.

Visit US!

LATE JUNE THROUGH early september


9AM - 6PM

Located 10 miles south of Bigfork, MT on Hwy 35 at mile marker 21.5 on the mountain (east) side of the road.

Follow Us

At Bowman Orchards of Bigfork Montana,
we strive to grow cherries that we are proud of and you will enjoy!