MORP Heritage Apple Tree Availability

Attend a MORP TREE SALE EVENT or schedule appointment w/ minimum purchase.

 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 credit: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Black Oxford photo credits: Out on a Limb CSA
Blue Pearmain photo credit: Growing with Plants
Bramley photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Claygate Pearmain photo credits: MORP
Crimson Beauty photo credits: MORP
Duchess of Oldenburg photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Early Joe photo credits: Salt Spring Apple Co
Esopus Spitzenburg photo credits: MORP
Fameuse/Snow photo credits: MORP
Folsom no photo avail.
“Gold Medal” Wolf River photo credits: MORP
Golden Delicious photo credits: MORP
Jonathan photo credits: MORP
King of the Pippins photo credits: MORP
MacIntosh Red photo credits: MORP
Newtown Pippin/Albemarle photo credits: MORP
Niedzwetskyana photo credits: Trees of Antiquity
Northern Spy photo credits: Virginia Vintage Apples
Orleans Reinette photo credits: Eat like None.com
Paragon/Black Twig photo credits: MORP
Praire Spy photo credits: MORP
Salome photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Senator/Oliver photo credits: MORP
Summer Rambo photo credits: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection
Thunderbolt/Hoover photo credits: MORP
Vilberie photo credits: Real Cider Co, UK
Willow Twig photo credits: Virginia Vintage Apples
Wolf River photo credits: MORP
York Imperial photo credits: MORP

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. 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.