Golden Russett Apple


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 an orchard from unbroken ground in Montana.  If you have not already read through University of Minnesota's guide, "Before You Start an Apple Orchard" it is an important read for anyone who does not have experience growing apples to understand the time, cost, and personal committment growing a horticultural crop requires. 

Orchard Establishment

Orchard Management

Heritage Orchard Management Resources

Financial and Market Considerations

Coming soon!

Recorded Workshops and Presentations

Apple and Fruit Workshops and Presentations