The nonprofit Lost Apple Project has rediscovered 10 apples varieties that were believed to be extinct. The apples identified as previously "lost" were among hundreds of fruits collected in October and November from 140-year-old orchards tucked into small canyon or hidden in forests that have since grown up around them.
The latest finds include the Sary Sinap, an ancient apple from Turkey; the Streaked Pippin, which may have originated as early as 1744 in New York; and the Butter Sweet of Pennsylvania, a variety that was first noted in a trial orchard in Illinois in 1901. Read the full article here.
Apples trees grow well in our area include Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, MacIntosh, Gala, Granny Smith, Honey- crisp, Cortland, Fireside, Haralson, Jonathan, Cox Orange, Fameuse, Northwest Greening, Joyce, Wealthy and Lodi. Here is information from PlantTalk (CSU) on growing apple trees in Colorado.