NOTICE: MORP has waived its minimum tree purchase during the entire month of April in an effort to avoid crowds and reduce spread of COVID-19. Please help us in this effort by selecting and paying for your trees BEFORE you visit the MORP nursery (by appointment only). Send us any questions by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you choose a great selection (see updated inventory below)! Once we confirm your order, please pay at the DONATE button at our website or mail us a check to MORP, POB 1556, Cortez, CO 81321. Finally, schedule a day to pick up your trees by sending us an email of possible dates/times. Once confirmed, MORP will hold your pre-paid order for up to two weeks. No refunds, credit only. When you pick up your trees, please maintain recommended social distancing of six feet. Thank you for your understanding.
Attend a MORP TREE SALE EVENT (no minimum purchase) or schedule appointment w/ 10 tree NO minimum purchase. Trees are $60. All are hand-grafted and grown naturally using lacewing larvae for pest control in 3 gallon pots averaging about 3 feet tall. Did you know that MORP members receive $10 off each heritage tree purchased and qualify for an additional bulk tree discount (buy 30 or more trees and get 50% off each tree or $30 each)? Not a member yet? Become one today. We thank you.
Heritage Apple Tree Availability click to download excel spreadsheet for information on quantity and rootstock. Availability subject to change. If there are varieties that are listed on excel that do not have photos on this page that means they have sold out.
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) presents three annual events where you may purchase heritage apple trees. Mark your calendars for Heritage Apple Tree Sales on the fourth SAT in APRIL and third SAT in JUNE plus the Orchard Social and Heritage Apple Tree Sale on the second SAT in October. In between events, you may schedule a special visit to the MORP nursery when you buy 10 trees or more.
Choose rare apple varieties hand-grafted by MORP. Proceeds benefit the establishment of school, community, and public orchards by growing and donating these rare genetics across Colorado, made possible by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Award. Contact us if you think your organization may qualify for donated trees. The orchard site must be a public or community space with good wildlife fence, water, and labor to care for the trees. See here for our current availability list. Please note that donated trees are selected from a separate list.
Trees are $60. Did you know that MORP members receive $10 off each heritage tree purchased, qualify for an additional bulk tree discount (buy 30 or more trees and get $20 off each tree), and receive special member-only invites to tree sales? Not a member yet?Become one todayWe thank you.
Directions to the MORP nursery are 17312 RD G, Cortez CO 81321. From the highway 491 turnoff just south of Cortez drive west for 7.5 miles on county road G (McElmo Canyon road). Nursery is on the south or Ute Mountain side of the road. The turn-around is a three point turn for standard sized vehicles. Google Maps will send you astray. No cell coverage in the canyon. Visit during scheduled tree sale events or by appointment only.
JOIN US on October 8 from 10 to 4! Sign up to attend one of the hard cider tastings (1 or 2 p) at the FREE Orchard Social by pre paying at our Paypal Button at our website – with cider tasting and time – in the memo line, $15 members, $20 non-members; or send us an email to get on the list: email@example.com