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Nick Botner selling property

Posted by milehighgirl CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 10, 12 at 1:05

I was trying to find a place to get scion for Collete apple when I ran across a post on stating that Nick Botner is retiring. Sure enough I found his property listed on Zillow. Ugh, someone got a spare $1.6M to keep the legacy going?

"Absolutely unique national treasure! World-renowned variety of fruit trees. 10 acre orchard with 4,000 apples, 500 grapes, 500 pears, 160 cherries, 130 plums, and more!. Absolute one of a kind property, with everything needed to carry the tradition forward. 10+ acres of timber, with pasture & woodlands. 2568 sq ft home, built in 1991 with stunning views of the property."

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RE: Nick Botner selling property

I know what I'd do if I won the lottery! To bad I never buy tickets.

RE: Nick Botner selling property

Yes, it's been for sale for quite a while. Thankfully it is over-priced and will take a bit longer to sell. We've been trying to find a "fruit" sort of buyer for him, but so far, no bites.

If I had put in all the efforts he has, I'd be pricing it that high too.

But in all honesty, I've got way more than I can handle with 800 varieties of apples and 50 varieties of pears. I can't imagine curating a collection of 4,000 apples. This is the sort of thing that needs to be handled by an institution.

If I was a multi-millionaire I'd buy it and create an institution to save the heritage collection.

RE: Nick Botner selling property one person is tackling that forest... That would require a team. Can't believe some internet millionaire hasn't picked it up yet.

RE: Nick Botner selling property

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 10, 12 at 16:44

The Home Orchard Society out of Portland is trying to propagate to preserve as much as they can, but it is an enormous task.

RE: Nick Botner selling property

When I called on the phone he would take the time to talk to me and answer questions, just as if he had all the time in the world. He sent me more varieties than I had ordered and even sent me a refund check because he was out of what I had ordered.

Axel is right, it would take an institution to handle what he was doing. What an amazing legacy he has created.

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