Owner, Walt Rosenberg, got his start back in 1998 in Masonville, CO. Over the past 18 years, Masonville Orchards has grown to become the largest fruit grower in Northern Colorado boasting 6 separate orchards across the Front Range. Each location provides very different conditions for growing our apples, pears, and plums. Masonville Orchards specializes in antique, heirloom, and unique apples, pears, and plums, with over 200 varieties, many of which can’t be found in common supermarkets.
“Growing apples is as much an art as a science, I just find it fascinating." - Rosenberg
Rosenberg grew up in Middletown, KY., a rural community outside of Louisville, KY. In that area family farms grew a bit of everything, from a small tobacco allotments, to corn, hay, cattle along with some apple trees. Walt's academic career took him away from farming, earning a BS degree in Environmental Chemistry from Northern Arizona University and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Southern Methodist University, but he never forgot about apples. “Mom said if I didn’t go to college, I’d be digging ditches all my life,” he said. “I have a master’s degree in environmental engineering and I’m still digging ditches.” After working in corporate America for 25 years as an Environmental Engineer, Toxicologist and Sustainability Executive Walt decided to persue his passion for growing and hence Masonville Orchards was started!
Northern Colorado apple, pear, and plum orchards with seasonal U-Pick Orchard in Ault, Colorado.