October 17, 2023 / 2023, National News

Apple revival: how science is bringing historic varieties back to life

Exploring the genomes of half-forgotten and heirloom apple varieties could help to ensure the future of the incomparable fruits. When...
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August 14, 2023 / 2023, State News

Montezuma’s Comeback: the number of Colorado apple orchards is growing again

A century ago, the apple boom was in full swing in Montezuma County. The home of Mesa Verde in southwestern...
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February 5, 2023 / 2023, National News


February is upon us and we turn from a love letter to one place, to a labor of love in...
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December 31, 2022 / 2019, 2020, MORP News

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MORP Email Campaign Arhive 11/2/2020 Orchards and Prohibition burn-them-a-myth-of-cider-orchards-and-prohibition 12/9/2019 Rediscovery of the Colorado Orange Apple the-elusive-colorado-orange-historic-watercolors-and-a-saved-wax-apple-collection
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December 28, 2022 / 2022, State News

Made in Colorado 2022 — Manufacturer With a Mission

WHERE TO PURCHASE PURE & LOCAL APPLE JUICE Married horticulturists Jude and Addie Schuenmeyer officially launched the nonprofit Montezuma Orchard Restoration...
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July 31, 2022 / 2022, National News

What’s in a name? The importance of identity in heirloom apple tree preservation

Historic North American apple (Malus domestica) orchards that thrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with cultivar compositions...
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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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March 9, 2021 / 2021, Regional News

Heritage orchardists identify and propagate rare apple trees

The Colorado Orange isn’t an orange at all…it’s a remarkable type of apple, a late-ripening golden yellow fruit with a...
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February 11, 2021 / 2021, State News

SAVED – Gold Medal Orchard

The historic Gold Medal Orchard, located in McElmo Canyon, represents one of hundreds of remnant historic orchards located in Montezuma...
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