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Morton's Orchard
3651  E 1/2 Road
Palisade, Colorado 81526
Phone: 720-371-1727
Fax: 970-464-5893

We can't ship our peaches because they're picked ripe from the trees. Please visit us at the farmers markets.


August, 17, 2013
Lafayette Peach Festival

Morton's Orchards provides peaches for this fun annual festival. See you there!

Visit festival website

Market Locations

Broomfield 4 pm - 7 pm
Louisville 4 pm - 8 pm

Boulder 4 pm - 8 pm
Fort Collins 11 am - 3 pm

Boulder 8 am - 2 pm
Longmont 8 am - 2 pm

Fort Collins 11 am - 3 pm

More about our markets

Our fruit is Certified Naturally Grown
Morton's is part of the Colorado Proud program.

USDA and Colorado Dept of Agriculture certify our fruit organic.

If you're visiting our area:
Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Center,

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Find our fruit at farmer's markets througout Colorado's Front Range

We are making jam again!
See our Jams & Jellies.

USDA Certified Organic...

At Morton's Orchards in Palisade, Colorado, we grow peaches, cherries, apricots, and nectarines, available at many farmers markets throughout Colorado, and some through wholesale. Our fruit is certified organic by the USDA and the  Colorado Department of Agriculture.

...Morton's Certified Delicious!

Picked When Ripe ...

Here are the usual picking dates and a description of each variety of fruit from our orchards. Fruits are listed in order of ripening in Palisade, Colorado:

Cherries (sweet): June 15 to July 15

  • Bing, a large, dark purple, tangy sweet cherry
  • Rainier, a cross between Bing & Royal Anne, a delicate flavor
  • Lapins, a late cherry that resembles a Bing

Apricots: July 4 to July 31

  • Riland, a medium, sweet, round & red coloring
  • Perfection, a large, oval shaped apricot, orange color & sweet
  • Goldrich, a large, oval shaped apricot that must be fully ripe
  • Rival, a medium sized, oval shaped apricot with a blush of red

Peaches: July 1 to September 20

Listed in order of ripening. SC=semi-cling, F= freestone:

  • Roza PeachPF #1, (SC) 20 days before Redhaven, 90% red, sweet
  • Early Redhaven (SC)14 days before Redhaven 90% red, sweet
  • Rising Star (SC) beautiful early season peach 80% red, sweet
  • Red Globe PeachRedhaven (F) First freestone peach. 90% red coloring, good flavor.
  • Blazing Star (F) 5 days after Redhaven, 90% red coloring, sweet
  • Roza (F) 75% red, large, sweet peach, good canner or freezer
  • Redglobe (F) Excellent canning & freezing peach
  • Suncrest PeachSuncrest (F) Large, round peach, 2/3 red blush, good texture & flavor
  • Cresthaven (F) Medium large, juicy but firm flesh
  • Angelus (F) Large, firm peach, replaces standard elberta
  • Cresthaven PeachO'Henry (F) Best of the late peaches, flesh yello streaked with red.

Nectarines: Aug. 20 - Aug. 30

  • Red Gold (F) very large nectarine, yellow flesh with red around pit