MORP Heritage Apple Tree Availability

Ashmead’s Kernel photo credits: MORP 
Baldwin photo credits Out on a Limb
Ben Davis photo credits: MORP
Black Ben Davis photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Blue Pearmain photo credits: Growing with Plants
Bramley photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Cedar Hill Black photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Chenango Strawberry photo credits: MORP
Chestnut Crab photo credits: Out on a Limb
Claygate Pearmain photo credits: MORP
Crimson Beauty photo credits: MORP
Deacon Jones photo credits: MORP
Delicious- Original photo credits: MORP
Early Joe photo credits: Salt Spring Apple Co
Egremont Russet photo credits: Yalca Fruit Trees
Fameuse/Snow photo credits: MORP
Gravenstein photo credits: MORP
“Jasper Hall Jelly Crab” photo credits: MORP
Jonathan photo credits: MORP
MacIntosh Red photo credits: MORP
Milwaukee photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Newtown Pippin/Albemarle photo credits: MORP
Orleans Reinette photo credits: Eat like None.com
Pewaukee photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Pitmaston Pineapple photo credits: Bob Embleton, Pitmaston Pineapple for SO7541
Rome photo credits: MORP
Seedling, dala008 photo credits: MORP
Senator/Oliver photo credits: MORP
“Six Finger Jack” seedling photo credits: MORP
St Lawrence photo credits: MORP
Summer Rambo photo credits: MORP
Thunderbolt/Hoover photo credits: MORP
Tom Putt photo credits: MORP
Unknown, DNA tested photo credits: MORP
Vilberie photo credits: Real Cider Co, UK
Wealthy phot0 credits: MORP
White Winter Pearmain photo credits: MORP
Whitney Crab photo credits: MORP
Winter Banana photo credits: MORP
Wolf River photo credits: MORP
Yellow Bellflower photo credits: MORP
York Imperial photo credits: MORP

Attend a MORP Heritage Apple Tree Sale

MORP DNA Results of Historic Apple Trees

 

MORP DNA results of 489 apple leaf samples collected by MORP and submitted to the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation for identification, sorted by name. Click the arrows at the bottom of the document to scroll through all pages or click the link to see full document. MORP DNA Results_name
 http://montezumaorchard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MORP-DNA-Results_name.pdf

MORP DNA results of 489 apple leaf samples sorted by tree ID number. Click the arrows at the bottom of the document to scroll through all pages or click the link to see full document. MORP DNA results_treeID
 http://montezumaorchard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MORP-DNA-results_treeID.pdf 

Details:

  • 58 named cultivars
  • 34 unknown cultivar matches to other samples – likely named cultivars not in ARS dataset
  • 103 unique unknown cultivars – some are likely seedlings. However, MORP took care to collect from grafted – not seedling trees – so many of these unique unknowns are also likely named historic cultivars not listed in the ARS dataset
  • 195 cultivars in total out of 489 MORP samples

Testing made possible by a 2015 Colorado USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant award to MORP

MORP Old-Fashioned Newsletter, Fall 2016

 

MORP Heritage Apple Trees

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) presents two annual events where you may purchase heritage apple trees. Mark your calendars for the annual Heritage Apple Tree Sale on the third SAT in June, and the annual Orchard Social and Harvest Festival 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. So far this year, tree sales have raised over $17,000 towards MORP’s orchard and “re-orcharding” program! 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 $50. 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 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. The turn-around is a three point turn for standard sized vehicles. By appointment only. Minimum 10 tree purchase.

MORP tree list 10_18_17

http://montezumaorchard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MORP-tree-list-10_18_17.pdf