2023 Southeast New Mexico Apple U-Pick Farms and Orchards - PickYourOwn.org
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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Southeast New Mexico in 2023, by county
Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!
PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.
San Patricio Berry Farm - apples, berries Hwy 70, San Patricio, NM . Phone: (575) 653-4502. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Directions: located in the village of San Patricio, approximately 17 miles east of Ruidoso along Hwy 70. Directions: Located in the village of San Patricio, approximately 17 miles east of Ruidoso along Hwy 70. Click here for a map and directions. . . . is a family owned and operated farm located in the mountains of southern New Mexico. produces high quality apples and berries and provides the opportunity for individuals to experience the pleasure of picking their own fruit on an active farm.
Nichols Ranch and Orchards - apples, apricots, plums, figs,
restrooms, cherries, 236 Cottonwood Canyon Road, La Luz, NM 88310. Phone: (575)
430-7953. Open: the season starts with cherries, U-pick or we pick June thru end of July. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have
600 cherry trees over featuring 15 varieties including Bing, Lambert, Stella, Sam, Rainier, Royal Anne and Mount Morenci.. We have approximately 20 acres with
3,000 trees, with both old and new apple varieties, such as Gala, Red and Yellow Delicious, Jonathan,Honey Crisp,
Rome, McIntosh, Golden Supreme, Fuji, Black Twig, Stayman and Red Winesaps,
and not least but last Arkansas Black. We have 80 trees of Wilson Delicious
apricots- large, firm, beautiful color and flavor. We also have Cherry
plum, Red heart and Elephant heart plums, Alberta and JH Hale peaches, Brown
turkey figs, Bartlett pears, Sugar prunes, Grandprize prunes, and Blue
Damson plums. We have Limousin- Angus cross cattle, grass fed. Call for
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Cherry Season: June/July; Pick Your Own Cherries usually starts at the beginning of starts June, Apricot picking starts in mid-June and will go into the
month of July. We keep apples fresh and crisp in cold storage throughout the winter. Our apple cider-pressing season lasts from September to November.
They also have on-farm festivals: Cherry
Festival,Apple Festival,Pumpkin Patch, (UPDATED: February 9, 2023, JBS) Comments from a visitor on June 21, 2010: "The owners and employees were very
kind and helpful and the cherries were chin dripping juicy."
Apple Picking Tips, Recipes and Information
Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out
the outside of the tree will ripen first. Once they are picked, they stop
ripening. Picking apples directly from a
tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist;
don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the
top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.
If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and
pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell
when apples are ripe
Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in
gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life. A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too. A refrigerator is fine for small
quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot
where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning
it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in
a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and
potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age,
potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster.
If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine.
Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them
individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold
a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the
wrapped apples . See more here: How
to store apples at home
Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions
Apple pie recipe and directions and
illustrated! I can say, with, ahem, no bias at all, that this is the
best apple pie recipe in the world! (Alright, I did have an apple strudel in
Vienna once at that place listed in Fodors that was REALLY good, but that
wasn't a pie, was it? And since this was the recipe my grandmother used, it
must be great!)