Deciduous fruit trees like applies, pears, apricots, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, nectarines and plums can be grown very easily in Colorado. Â Important things to remember are are tree hardiness, the length of time of cold dormancy, the growing season length requirements and susceptibility to diseases.
These crops can handle -25 degrees F winter temps with the exception of peaches and nectarines, which can be damaged at -12 to 14 degrees F. Â It is very important to plant these trees in sheltered locations that have a gradual temperature drop into the winter months, plus stable winter temperatures with gradual spring warm-ups. Â Short to medium length growing season varieties are best because many Colorado locations have short growing seasons. Â Disease risks include fireblight on apples and pears along the Front Range due to warm m
oist conditions which favor infection in spring and early summer.
These are the varieties of fruit trees that Shelly’s usually carries:
4 In 1 Combination Apple (4 different varieties on same tree)
5 Way Combination Apple (5 different varieties on same tree)
Honeygold and Honeycrisp Combination
Urban Apple Blushing Delight Â (Dwarf Columnar Form)
Urban Apple Golden Treat Â (Dwarf Columnar Form)
4-in-1 Combination (4 different varieties on same tree)
Tawara First Editions Asian Pear
4-in-1 Combination cherry (4 different varieties on same tree)