Imagine having a whole box of fresh peaches to share with your family. Eat them at the kitchen table nice and neat, or out on the lawn with juice dripping off your elbow! You could freeze or can some too. Most peaches are heavily sprayed, but we buy from growers that follow IPM practices and spray minimally, so you can feel good about giving our peaches to your children. Sometimes, we offer organic peaches, too.
How To Order Peaches With Us
We offer peaches starting as early as May and as late as August or September. You can see what's available now by checking our current order forms, or sign up on our email list, and we'll notify you when it is time to order.
What's a Freestone Peach?
Freestone peaches have a pit that pops out easily when the peach is ripe. They're great for canning and freezing because they're just so easy to work with. Of course, they're even better eaten fresh, with juice dripping down to your elbow.
- Prepare a cold water bath, either in a sink or large bowl.
- Place the peaches to be peeled in a colander, or basket, or drop them directly into a deep pot of boiling water for almost one minute. Make sure that each peach is completely submerged and that they are free enough for water to flow all around them.
- After one minute in the boiling water, immediately plunge the peaches into the cold water bath. You may need to change the water or add ice to keep the water cold.
- The skin should come off the peach very easily now, just like peeling tomatoes.
Freezing Your Peaches...
- After you have eaten a few peaches, clean the pits and store them in the refrigerator until September or October.
- Plant the pits about five inches beneath the soil surface. It's best to plant a few in case some don't sprout.
- Mark the location.
- Your tree will begin to grow in the spring!
- Keep the tree watered and fertilized and you'll have fruit in 2-3 years!