MORP News

October 18, 2021 / 2021, State News

How Craft Cider Is Helping Save Colorado’s Historic Apple Trees

Southwest Colorado was once a national hub for unique apple varieties. Today, a group of hard cider artisans are restoring...
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September 2, 2021 / 2021, State News

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project Preserves History Of Apples For The Future

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project can be described as many things: an agricultural project, an economic development project, a history...
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Heritage Apple Trees
January 1, 2021 / 2021, State News

BEST PLACE TO BUY A HERITAGE APPLE TREE Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

All apples are not alike, as any apple-phile will tell you, and the deeper you fall under the spell of...
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October 6, 2020 / 2020, State News

“Extinct” Colorado fruit rediscovered and up for auction

Roughly a year ago, a Colorado couple found a species of fruit on a tree near Cañon City that was...
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July 20, 2020 / 2020, State News

MORP Announces Property Purchase for Orchard Restoration Project

In the southwestern corner of Colorado, thousands of historic apple trees dot the landscape, producing an estimated 50,000 bushels of...
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January 6, 2020 / 2020, Regional News

New orchard takes root in Dolores

Heritage apple trees will produce 700 bushels annually ~ The persistent blank spot on Joe Rowell Park’s east side is...
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January 1, 2020 / 2019, National News

The Colorado Orange apple was thought to be extinct until now

The Colorado Orange apple was thought to be extinct until now Though Washington state’s apple growers recently made headlines with...
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December 29, 2019 / 2019, National News

The Rediscovery Of The Colorado Orange Apple: NPR

The Rediscovery Of The Colorado Orange Apple In Colorado they have rediscovered a long-lost apple, the Colorado Orange apple. Jude...
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December 20, 2019 / 2019, State News

Lost for decades, the Colorado Orange apple variety has been found — officially

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project compared the fruit of a tree found near Cañon City to botanical illustrations and wax...
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Good Apple Press / News
December 10, 2019 / 2019, State News

An apple revival near Four Corners is restoring hundreds of historic fruits — and the local ag economy

Using DNA testing in southwest Colorado, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration project welcomes back apple varieties like Winter Banana, Blue Pearmain,...
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