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.
We have a huge 2016 crop and we will begin harvest on July 23.
These are peach varieties that we grow
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.
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
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.