fruit trees in bloom

WCRC – Orchard Mesa 

The Orchard Mesa Research Station is located 7 miles southeast of Grand Junction. This station supports research involving tree fruit, wine grapes, vegetables, and ornamental horticulture.

Volunteer for Our Harvest Events

We invite our community to be part of our seasonal harvest activities. Take a moment to browse our harvest calendar.

4750 Ft

Station Elevation

Site Research

  • tree fruit
  • wine grapes
  • vegetables
  • ornamental horticulture

182 Days


Contact Information

Physical Address

3170B 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503-9621
(970) 434-3264

Horst Caspari

Professor Viticulture Program

Ioannis S. Minas

Assistant Professor Pomology Program

Amanda McQuade

Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief

David Sterle

Pomology Research Associate

Emily Dowdy

Research Associate

Claudie Bertin

Research Associate

Grace Gardner

Research Associate

Jeff Pieper

Research Associate