The orchard was planted by the Horticulture Department in 1980 under the direction of Dr. Kim Black and continues to be maintained by faculty and students. The orchard was planted to test apple varieties and to research apple rootstocks that would be hardy in the Upper Snake River Valley. The orchard museum contains a large and diverse collection of trees with rare genetics and unusual characteristics, some of which date back to the 1600's. Overall this collection of 160 fruit trees is unique in the United States, especially in the Inter-mountain States where it is the only one of its kind. In the quiet reverie of this well cultivated history, the orchard continues to be an outdoor learning center where horticulture techniques are taught and practiced.
Products / Fruit Grown
Adanac, Almata, Atlas, Bancroft, Blue Pearmain, Britemac, Butter Spur, Collett, Connell Red, Coop #23 OR William’s Pride, Cortland, Crimson Beauty, Dakota, Discovery, Doctor Matthews, Early Gold, Early Harvest, Eastman Sweet, Empire, Fameuse OR Snow, Fireside, Gala, Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme, Goodland, Haralred, Haralson, Hazen, Hibernal, Honeycrisp, Honeygold, Irish Peach, Jefferis, Jersey Mac, Jonagold, Jonathon, Jordan Russet, KA 306, KA 313, Keepsake, King David, Late Strawberry, Leafland Greening, Lowell, Lowland Raspberry, Luke, Macintosh, Macoun, Mandan, Mantet, Morspur Mac, Newtosh, Norland, Northern Lights, Northern Spy, Northwest Greening, Ortley, Parkland, Paula Red, Pound Sweet, Primate, Priscilla, Red Baron, Red June, Red Prairie Spy, Redcort, Redfree, Redwell, Regent, Spartan, Stark Lodi, Stark Lurared, Starkspur Ultrared, State Fair, Summer Scarlet, Summerred, Sunrise, Sweet 16, Tolman Sweet, Top Spur Delicious, Unknown, Wealthy, Wellington, Westland, Winter Red Flesh, Yellow TransparentApricot (Hargrand, Moorpark, Perfection, Sungold) Sorbus (Mountain Ash) Cornus (Cornelian Cherry) Cherry (Lapins, Mesabi, Montmorency, Nanking, Rainier, Royal Ann, Stella, Van) Crabapple (Astrachan, Dolgo, Whitney) Nectarine (Fantasia) Nut (Carpathian Walnut, Hazelbert) Peach (Blazingstar, Elegant Lady, Red Haven, Redstar, Reliance) Pear (Clapp’s Favorite Bartlett, D’Anjou Bartlett, Golden Spice, Beurre Hardy, Summer Crisp) Plum (Alderman, Compass Cherry, La Crescent, Pembina, Santa Rosa, Superior, Toka, Unknown) Prunus (Unknown)