NOTICE: MORP has waived its minimum tree purchase while supplies last 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! 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.
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) presents three annual events where you may purchase heritage apple trees. Mark your calendars for the Spring Heritage Apple Tree Sale on the fourth SAT in April, the Summer Heritage Apple Tree Sale on the third SAT in June, and the Orchard Social and Fall Heritage Apple Tree Sale on the second SAT in October.
In between events, While supplies last, you may schedule a special visit to the MORP nursery with NO minimum purchase when you buy 10 trees or more. There is no minimum purchase during tree sale events.
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. Lucky for the general public, hundreds of trees remain to choose from. See here for our current availability list. Please note that donated trees are selected from a separate list.
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.
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. Google maps will send you astray. No cell coverage in the canyon. The turn-around is a three point turn for standard sized vehicles. Visit us during scheduled tree sales or by special appointment.
Minimum 10 tree purchase for special appointment visits. No minimum during tree sale events.