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PEACHES
we usually harvest peaches from mid August
through mid September.  Below is a list of what we grow and I update the list as the season progresses.
 

We have planted  varieties that get ripe one after another for the most part, some will overlap.

 2017 we have a nice crop of peaches, still have a while to harvest, and lots can happen between now and then.

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These are peach varieties that we grow and as I have info on each variety I will update the notes, we do expect later ripening dates.
 
Earlier varieties tend to cling to the stone more and are not as solid.  As the season progresses they seem to get better and better for canning.  All ripe peaches are great tasting.
 
 
Aug 31, 2016
 
 Donut  finished Aug 3
 
Red Haven  finished Aug 7
 
 red haven are sweet/tart great for fresh eating, drying and freezing.  They will be semi cling so I would not can them and go through all the frustration. 
 
Rosa  
finished Aug 7
The first of the peaches that I would can. They are freestone and solid.  They are not a large peach.

Delp Hale Aug 7
finished
Sweet and some years quite large. Freestone and good for canning and fresh eating. (our crop  is heavy this year so overall size may be smaller in all varieties)
 
Slappy  finished  . Aug 14 these ripen a few at a time on the tree so they need to be picked to order or upicked we will only get 1 to 3 boxes at a time.  Still some out there you can upick these carefully. Take the greener ones.
 
  this is an antique variety and was at one time a very popular canner.  I have canned them, they are very good but if you look at this peach cross eyed it will bruise.  We have just a few of these so if you want them send me an email. If you order these understand they will have bruises.

Suncrest   finished Aug 14
  this is a solid, sweet, freestone peach execellent for everything. One of my favorite peaches.
 
Redglobe  finished Aug 14
 
another solid sweet freestone peach
 
White Peaches finished Aug 14
 
white flesh, sweet and popular for fresh eating.  You can can it, I have canned them but I prefer other varieties for that.  These are a fragile peach give them some extra tenderness.
 
J H Hale finished Aug 31  solid, freestone, good flavor, popular canner.
 
Elegant Lady finished Aug 19
solid, sweet, pretty, freestone  This peach is new to us I think it would can well, I haven't canned them. Tasty and beautiful.
 
Angeles  finished Aug 31  solid, sweet, freestone, new to us

Elberta  finished Aug 28 ,  solid, sweet, freestone and the classic canning peach
 
Redskin finished Aug 24.  I don't know much about it we only have a few trees
 
 Gold Medal finished Aug 29 This peach will always have a spot or spots on it but it is basically an elberta that gets ripe a week or two later.  Just like elberta it is a great canner.
 
Ohenry finished Sept 2, sweet, solid, usually large, freestone and the last peach of the season.

 

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We have a mail list.  I will now send emails with crop information.  Send me your email address   (and flag it mail list or it might get deleted). 

Farm is open for scheduled tours, and u-pick when available.  (usually Friday, Saturday & Sunday from July to November 1)  We may close u-pick if there is nothing to pick!!  If u-pick is closed please go to Thompsons Farm Market on Hwy 12 in Naches.

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