Heirloom Apple Orchards in New Mexico

Saturday Oct 19, 2013

82 Carlito Springs Rd
Tijeras, NM 87008






Colleen Langan-McRoberts

Phone: 505-314-0398
Website: Click to Visit

Participants will go on a tour of Open Space properties while learning about the history and environmental significance of the area. RSVP required.

The story of apple orchards goes back from when Spaniards brought a variety of fruit trees from Spain to cultivate throughout New Mexico in the 1500s. Later, Franciscan monks, homesteaders and hobby horticulturists continued to establish orchards and various apple varietals in New Mexico. The fruit trees checkered past includes use for moonshine as well as grandma’s apple pies. Come learn about the fascinating story of heirloom apple orchards at Carlito Spring where fruit trees serve a different purpose today.   Part of the Bernalillo County Open Space Program’s ‘East Mountain Interpretative Series.’ Bernalillo County Open Space is working with local partners to offer this interpretive series. The sessions are FREE however, space is limited and participants must RSVP. Register at www.bernco.gov/openspace. Contact Bernco Open Space Program Coordinator Colleen Langan-McRoberts with any questions at 505-314-0398 or calangan@bernco.gov.