Colorado Orange, auction

Winning Bid: $300.00

Support MORP’s preservation work by bidding to own a rediscovered Colorado Orange apple. MORP will ship this item within the United States when the tree becomes dormant in late November/early December. Winners in the region may schedule for local pickup within two weeks of auction end.  Minimum bid $300. Please make your bid in increments of $25 or more. Coupons do not apply to auction items. Payment must be made within 7 days of winning bid.

Item condition: New


 The rediscovery of this apple is told hereThe originator of the Colorado Orange apple, Jesse Frasier of Fremont County Colorado, described it over 100 years ago, “It is the longest keeper I know and of excellent quality.” Historically described as large, round, oblate, slightly ridged at the calyx, stalk medium length, basin shallow; Yellowish-orange color with blush where exposed to the sun; flesh light yellow, exceedingly firm, yet very crisp; a rich, high aromatic, sub-acid flavor, most exceedingly juicy; in fact, in flavor and quality it is distinct and peculiar to itself, differing widely in both these characteristics from any other known apple. It is palatable in December and improves from then on to July.

Colorado Orange

This tree is 2 years old. Grown on M111 Semi Dwarf rootstock. 3/4 size of standard. A good compromise if you want a slightly smaller tree. Plant 15 feet or more apart.

Total Bids Placed:

Auction has expired

Highest bidder was: thiewc

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid
thiewc November 19, 2023 9:06 am $300.00
Auction started November 19, 2023 8:05 am

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