ABQ Mom’s Guide to Apple Orchards


Call me crazy, but apple is my go-to fall flavor. Move over, pumpkin spice. There are so many recipe options and don’t even get me started on the smell — THE BEST. Create your own apple tradition by checking out one of New Mexico’s own apple orchards.

We’d like to thank Manzano Day School for sponsoring this Ultimate Guide to Apple Orchards.

New World. New Way. Same Manzano Day School. Founded in 1938, Manzano Day School is an independent, nonprofit elementary school for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to the core subjects of reading, math, science, and social studies, the six co-curricular subjects of art, library, music, physical education, Spanish, and technology are part of every student’s schedule. Manzano Day School is implementing a reopening strategy that allows the school to remain flexible while responding to the changing situation around COVID-19. They are providing the best educational experience possible while also mitigating risk of exposure or outbreaks of COVID-19 in the community.

Alary Farm

6322 Corrales Road, Corrales

This tranquil orchard right on the main drag in Corrales updates their website regularly when different varieties of apples are available. You can even sign up for their newsletter to get an update regarding when your favorite apples are ripe. Very limited crop for 2020 – check back for openings and info.

Montoya Orchard

249 County Road 59 Velarde, NM 87582

Just north of Española, Montoya Orchard is currently open for apple picking Sunday – Wednesday 9am – 4pm. Be sure to check out their range of apple products also available for purchase. Unfortunately, this location is closed for the rest of the season. 

Let us know of any other great places for all things apple in the Albuquerque area by emailing info {at} abqmom {dot} com.