salmon group


Salmon group heritage apple tree. MORP will hold your purchase for up to two weeks. No refunds, credit only. Local pickup, no shipping. Schedule pickup time at


A historic cultivar whose name has been forgotten to time. Currently does not match to any known cultivar in the DNA dataset. However, several old trees remain in the historic Branch orchard, Hermosa Valley, Colorado where they have resisted pest, disease, and drought for over 100 years.

We know these trees are rare, old, and special. Still waiting to see apples on the newer planted grafts to describe further. 

DNA tells us this apple is probably a grandchild of UF13 (russet founder). Closest relatives are a mix of Dutch, English, and French cultivars.

This is one of MORP’s endangered Guardian Trees. We encourage you to grow it and add it to Fruit RegisTREE to help with our preservation efforts.

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