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It's Almost Fruit Season at Capitol Reef National Park

Published on June 25, 2014 at 12:33PM

Fruit season is nearly upon us, and officials at Capital Reef National Park are preparing the historic Fruita Orchards for harvesting by visitors. The park said in a news release that predictions show apples, pears and peaches should be in good supply this season. Superintendent Leah McGinnis said that fruit harvest times should range from early July through October. Information on the Fruita Orchards is available on the parks website at www.nps.gov/care under “plan your visit.”

Capitol Reef National Park uses the receipts from fruit sales to defray the cost of maintaining the orchards. The Fruita Orchards are among the largest in the National Park System and were established beginning in the 1880’s by Mormon pioneer resident of Fruita.