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.
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 for 2017.
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.
August 17, 2017
Donut currently picking finishing up. I do not know if they will last through the weekend.
Red Haven currently picking upick Aug 19-20
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.
currently picking upick Aug 19 and 20, 2017 small crop of these we may run out by the weekend.
The first of the peaches that I would can. They are freestone and solid. They are not a large peach.
2017 now picking upick Aug 19-20
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 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.
this is a solid, sweet, freestone peach execellent for everything. One of my favorite peaches. Possibly a week to ten days away.
another solid sweet freestone peach Possibly a week to ten days away.
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 solid, freestone, good flavor, popular canner.
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 solid, sweet, freestone, new to us
Elberta , solid, sweet, freestone and the classic canning peach
Redskin I don't know much about it we only have a few trees
Gold Medal 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. Tastes like elberta it is a great canner.
Ohenry , sweet, solid, usually large, freestone and the last peach of the season.