fruit trees for high altitude

Asked June 11, 2018, 10:23 AM EDT

Hi
What are some of the best fruit trees for the town of Idaho Springs?
thank you!

Clear Creek County Colorado trees and shrubs

1 Response

Hi there-
Thanks for your inquiry and for your patince in receiving a reply -- I have been out of town. Some fruit tree recommendations for Idaho Springs (7,500') include:
APPLES

  • Earligold
  • Haralson
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Haralred
  • State Fair
MT MORECEY CHERRY
AMERICAN PLUM -- or other varieties hardy to Zone 3
Also might want to consider rhubarb, Boyne RAspberry, Serviceberry, Golden currant, Chokecherry.

For more information or other inquiries, please feel free to contact me directly at
christine.crouse@colostate.edu
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CELL: 970-389-8724
Regards,
Chris
CSU Extension Director & Agent for Clear Creek County -- 4-H, Horticulture & Consumer Energy