Chihuahua enjoys a very particular weather that benefits the cultivation of apples. So much so that the main producing area of this fruit is in the city of Cuauhtémoc. And, that’s why it is known as the Apple route.
104 kilometers west of Chihuahua is the city of Cuauhtémoc, a place where Rarámuris and Mennonites coexist. In addition, it is not only the main apple warehouse. It is also one of the most important centers where it is sold.
Thousands of hectares are used to cultivate it and thousands of tons are harvested. Likewise, they have innovative packaging and refrigeration technology to guarantee the best quality.
Production began with the arrival of the Jesuits in colonial times to increase the agricultural industry. Before, the main activity was mining. But with the success of apples it was left in the background.
Among the apples that are produced the most are Golden, Red Delicious, Starkrimson and Rome Beauty. And when it’s harvest time, everything turns into a party.
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Little by little, the high production of apples turned Cuauhtémoc into a tourist spot that increasingly got more attention. Thus, the Apple Route takes you to know this city and other regions of Chihuahua that are dedicated to its cultivation.
There you can go to the greenhouses, balers and producers. When you see the extension of the fields where this fruit is harvested you will be speechless.
But also on the tour I recommend you go through the Mennonite fields, with their valleys and plains. The best thing is that you can get to the apple route boarding the Chepe Train. If you like, you can sleep in the city of Cuauhtémoc and visit its Cathedral or visit nearby magical towns.
Similarly, several venues and restaurants take advantage of the apple to make delicious dishes and desserts. If you love apples you definitely should visit and try the ones harvested in Chihuahua, the best in Mexico.
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