Peaches

Elberta

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin 1870’s, Georgia When We Harvest Early–Mid September Appearance Large, yellow fruit with a beautiful blush with juicy freestone flesh. Fun Fact This tree is named after the wife of Smuel H. Pumph, a peach grower who perfected this peach variety. How romantic!

J.H. Hale

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin 1866, in Connecticut When We Harvest September Appearance Very large, with golden yellow fruit and nearly fuzzless skin Fun Fact The “J.H.” part of this peach names stands for “John Howard”—the original cultivator of the peach

Lemon Elberta

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin 1907 in Georgia by horticulturist Prosper Berckman When We Harvest Early–Mid September Appearance This peach is very yellow, both inside and out! A Red or light pink blush is common Fun Fact Other names for this peach are “Early Elberta” or “Improved Elberta.” Sometimes fruit has a bunch of different nicknames, […]

Summer Lady

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin California, 1987 When We Harvest Early September Appearance Not particularly large and slightly irregular shape with bright red skin. Fun Fact This fruit is very similar in taste to the O’Henry peach. However, this peach typically is ready to harvest up to a week earlier than the O’Henries.

Angelus

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin California, from the breeder G. Merrill When We Harvest Early September Appearance Large, slightly elongated yellow peach with a slight blush Fun Fact This peach doesn’t show up very often in large grocery stores because it doesn’t ship very well. That means the best place to get this delicious peach is […]

O’Henry

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin California, from the breeder G. Merrill When We Harvest Mid September Appearance A large, freestone peach with red-streaked flesh. Fun Fact This peach has a great acid content which gives it an extra zing of flavor. Yum!

June Flame

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin Oakdale, California When We Harvest Mid–Late August Appearance Mostly bright red over a light yellow background Fun Fact This peach is part of what is called the “Flame Series.” There are also July Flame peaches, August Flame peaches, and Summer Flame peaches. That almost sounds like a good book series, […]

Diamond Princess

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin 1984, California When We Harvest Late August Appearance Large, pinkish red skin. Fun Fact This peach was developed as a hybrid from the Red Diamond Nectarine. Are you a nectarine fan, or a peaches fan?

Sun Crest

Freestone or Clingstone? Freestone Origin Fresno, California When We Harvest Late August Appearance Large and round, and has yellow skin, lightly blushed with bright red. Fun Fact There is a famous poem about this variety of peach called “Epitaph for a Peach,” by David Masumoto. He described that it has “flesh so juicy, it oozes […]

Red Havens

Freestone or Clingstone? Red Havens becomes freestone as they ripens Origin 1940, Michigan State University When We Harvest Mid – Late August Appearance Nearly fuzz-less, red-blushed skin with firm and textured yellow flesh. Fun Fact This peach gets gorgeous pink blossoms in the springtime at the Red Barn!