Golden Russett Apple

By Katrina Mendrey

Montana has a long history of growing apples. Depending on the cultivar and rootstock, these often cold-hardy fruits can be grown in several areas of the state for both backyard enjoyment and commercial production. The following sections will provide helpful information on establishing and/or managing young and heritage orchards in Montana. University of Minnesota's guide, "Before You Start an Apple Orchard," is an excellent primer, as it will help you understand the time, cost, and personal committment growing a horticultural crop requires.

New Orchard Establishment

Orchard Management

Heritage Orchard Guides & Resources


Recorded Workshops and Presentations

Apple and Fruit Workshops and Presentations