The Fruit Tree was started in 1930 by Phil Carter’s grandparents as a small farm selling mostly cherries and apricots to local food processors. The family moved to Winters in 1968 and concentrated on producing dried fruit, mostly apricots and prunes. By 1969, Phil’s father opened a year-round fruit stand on State Highway 128 where the family sold their dried and fresh fruit. Soon after, they began growing other products such as their signature almonds, pistachios, and walnuts. Today the family offers more than 40 different varieties of the best and freshest raw, roasted, and flavored nuts and are continually expanding their selection.