THOMPSON'S FARM PEACH VARIETIES

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     RIPENING DATES ARE DIFFICULT TO PREDICT BECAUSE WEATHER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

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 DONUT PEACH     EARLY AUGUST


RIPENS FIRST IN OUR SEASON.  SMALL, FLAT AND VERY SWEET, HAS WHITE FLESH AND A PINK BLUSH.  IS EXTREMELY DELICATE AND BRUISES EASILY.  THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO PICK WITHOUT TEARING THE SKIN AT THE STEM END.



RED HAVEN PEACH    EARLY AUGUST


FULL SIZE PEACH , YELLOW FLESH AND SWEET TART FLAVOR.  SOME WILL CAN THESE BUT I WOULD NOT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE SUPER RIPE TO BE  FREESTONE AND THAT IS TOO MUCH WORK.  THEY ARE HOWEVER EXCELLENT FOR FRESH EATING.  I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY ARE GOOD FOR FREEZING BUT I HAVE NEVER FROZEN PEACHES.



 ROSA PEACH  EARLY TO MID AUGUST


THIS IS THE FIRST OF THE PEACHES THAT I WOULD CONSIDER CANNING.  IT WILL BE FREESTONE WHEN FULLY RIPE AND HAS YELLOW FLESH AND A FAIRLY SOLID TEXTURE.  AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES THE PEACHES SEEM TO GET LESS FIBROUS AND WILL HAVE A MORE MELTING TEXTURE.


DELP HALE PEACH


SOLID YELLOW PEACH WITH GOOD TEXTURE AND VERY SWEET WHEN RIPE.  A GOOD CANNER. UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE VERY FEW DELP HALE TREES LEFT AND CANNOT FIND REPLACEMENTS SO WHILE WE WILL HAVE SOME FOR 2019, IT WILL BE A LIMITED CROP


 SUNCREST PEACH


THIS IS A WONDERFUL PEACH.  SOLID YELLOW FLESH AND VERY SWEET WHEN FULLY RIPE.  IT ALSO TRAVELS WELL FOR A PEACH.  THEY ARE SOMETIMES QUITE LARGE.  THESE ARE GOOD FOR CANNING AND ALL RIPE PEACHES ARE GOOD FOR FRESH EATING BUT THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES

RIPENS MID TO LATE AUGUST


WHITE PEACH


SUPER SWEET AND SUPER DELICATE , FLESH IS WHITE AND I WOULD SUGGEST PICKING THEM  ON THE FIRMER SIDE BECAUSE THEY LOVE TO BRUISE,  RIPENS MID TO LATE AUGUST


ELEGANT LADY


SOLID, GOOD FOR ALL USES, VERY TASTY PEACH AND IS NOT OVERLY DELICATE.  RIPENS MID TO LATE AUGUST


ELBERTA


CLASSIC CANNING PEACH, IT IS JUST A GREAT PEACH.  MELTING TEXTURE, SWEET AND VERY FREESTONE. GOOD FOR ALL USES.  OFTEN RIPE AROUND LABOR DAY


ANGELES


GREAT PEACH FOR EATING AND CANNING, THEY CAN GET QUITE LARGE


J H HALE


EXCELLENT CANNING PEACH THAT GETS RIPE ALONG WITH ELBERTA


GOLD MEDAL


THIS IS REALLY AN ELBERTA THAT HAS A SPOT (THE MEDAL)  GREAT CANNING PEACH AND AN EXCELLENT PEACH FOR ALL USES


O HENRY


WONDERFULL PEACH AND THE LAST PEACH OF THE SEASON FOR US.  WE USUALLY PICK IT IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AND YOU CAN USE IT FOR BOTH CANNING AND FRESH EATING




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