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Why is Western Slope Fruit So Wonderful?

Posted on: July 8th, 2016

colorado bear orchard

Put simply, fruit from the western slope of Colorado is so delicious because of the warm days and cool nights. The hot Colorado summer sun heats Palisade’s Mesa and rock formations. The warmth radiates back onto the trees into the early evening, extending the fruit growing days. By morning the natural temperature of Colorado’s altitude dips to its low, bringing the sweetness to the fruit.

The area has a 178 day growing season and 78% sunshine!

And, there’s more. Produce, especially those famous Colorado peaches we sell at Tony’s, taste so good because…

Featuring Black Bear Orchards

black bear orchard treeBrian Cox and his wife, Rebekah, own and operate Black Bear Orchards, a 100-acre Peach, Cherry, Pear, and Apple Orchard in Palisade, Colorado. They grow 12 varieties of peaches alone! Brian is a second generation peach farmer and knows nothing other than growing some of the greatest organic stone fruit in Colorado (or the NATION).

Side note: we are pleased to have also brought Brian’s first crop cherries to Tony’s!

Brian is a second generation peach farmer and knows nothing other than growing organic stone fruit. We are pleased to have also brought Brian’s first crop cherries to Tony’s!

Next time you are in Tony’s Market, stop by and see what Colorado produce we have waiting for you.

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