apple picking in texas

It might not seem like it right now, but fall is just around the corner. From exploring corn mazes to carving jack-o-lanterns, there are so many classic fall activities for the whole family to enjoy. And one activity that sits at the top of the list is apple picking.

While the Houston area isn’t home to many apple orchards (there are some great farms for picking other fruits in the Houston area), there are several great spots around the state you can take a day trip to and enjoy apple picking with the whole family.

Here are some of our favorite spots for apple picking in Texas.


1. Apple Valley Orchard

Llano, TX


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Sitting on 32 acres just south of Llano, Apple Valley Orchard was founded by a couple who wanted to give apple growing a try. They initially planted 300 apple trees back in 2005 and have added another 200 or so trees since then. They grow all sorts of varieties, including Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, Mollies Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith,Crispin, Jonagold and Candy Crisp. Learn more about Apple Valley Orchard on their Facebook page.


2. Love Creek Orchards

Medina, TX


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This Hill Country orchard offers great apple picking, and also sells a number of delicious treats at their “Apple Store” including apple ice cream, apple pies, and more. Learn more on their website.


3. Henrietta Creek Orchard

Roanoke, TX

At this North Texas orchard, more than 500 trees produce apples each year. Walk up and down the long rows of trees and pick apples to your heart’s content! Apple picking is typically offered from mid-September through mid-October. You can learn more on their Facebook page.


4. Sonlight Apple Orchard

Mason, TX

Sonlight Apple Orchard says they “grow the sweetest apples in the US” and they’re available for picking in the fall. They note that their “tree-ripened apples contain 14% more sugar, compared to all tree-ripened apples grown in other parts of the entire country. And, 41% more sugar, compared to the regular apples normally purchased in a grocery store.” Learn more on their website.


Know of any other great spots for apple picking in Texas? Share them with us by leaving a comment below.