Historic Fruita orchard in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA.
Historic Fruita orchard, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA. Fruita Rural Historic Landscape is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The orchards contain 3100 trees including cherry, apricot, peach, pear, apple, plum, mulberry, almond, and walnut. The National Park Service now maintains the orchards year round with historic cultural irrigation practices, pruning, mowing, pest management, planting, mapping, and grafting. Established in 1880, the Mormon town of Junction became known as Fruita by 1904, and was called "The Eden of Wayne County" for its large orchards. Fruita was abandoned in 1955 when the National Park Service purchased the town to be included in Capitol Reef National Park.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download