Manali is also famous for its variety of apples. Not only apple but also apricots, plums, cherry are also available during various seasons, but apples are the main source of income of people after tourism industry. Apples are also grown in other parts of Himachal Pradesh like Shimla, Kinnaur and other high altitude region.
You can fine apple laden orchards during the month of August and September. Few year back people send their crops to Delhi in wooden boxes of 10kg and 20kg, but due to modernization of Global markets now big names like Reliance and Adani purchases apples directly from the farmers and the also get handsome amount to them. And lots of fruit markets are also nearby available where farmers sell their apples through auctions.
While travelling to Manali you can find apple orchards from Kullu onward towards Manali. And lots of stalls are available between Kullu and Manali where people sell fresh fruits to tourists. So next time while travelling to Manali don’t forget to take juicy gift of Manali.