EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Dolores startup looks to return the fruit to regional prominence it once enjoyed
EsoTerra estimates 90% of Southwest Colorado’s apple crop is unused. The company plans to make cider from the otherwise unused fruit. It is looking to move into the old Mountain Sun Juice factory at the east end of Dolores.
Jared Scott, who will serve as EsoTerra’s lead cider-maker, experiments with a blend of regionally grown apple varieties for cider.
Jared Scott pours a glass of Teal Cider during apple days Oct. 5 in Buckley Park.
Jared Scott picks apples from an 80-year-old tree in a Southwest Colorado orchard.

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

EsoTerra estimates 90% of Southwest Colorado’s apple crop is unused. The company plans to make cider from the otherwise unused fruit. It is looking to move into the old Mountain Sun Juice factory at the east end of Dolores.
Jared Scott, who will serve as EsoTerra’s lead cider-maker, experiments with a blend of regionally grown apple varieties for cider.
Jared Scott pours a glass of Teal Cider during apple days Oct. 5 in Buckley Park.
Jared Scott picks apples from an 80-year-old tree in a Southwest Colorado orchard.
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