Monday, August 26, 2013

Late Yellow Peaches & White Peaches Ripe Now

   We're now harvesting our last two main yellow peach varieties, 'Carolina Gold' and 'Glowingstar', and the late white peach variety 'China Pearl'.  We have one more yellow peach variety still to ripen, 'Flameprince', and we'll harvest those last two trees about Sept. 1 to 10.
We currently have 4 different peach varieties for sale: 'China Pearl' white peach (front box), and 'Contender', 'Carolina Gold' and 'Glowingstar' yellow peaches (2nd, 3rd & 4th boxes).  I give taste samples of all these.
   All these peach varieties have excellent flavor and are freestone.  I give taste samples, and many are amazed at how much better they taste than grocery-store peaches.  All are excellent for fresh eating and freezing, and the yellow peaches are also great for cooking and canning.  Come get some (or some more) while they last!
   I've also started harvesting some 'Gala' apples.  We only have two trees of this early apple variety, and the 'Gala' apples have been selling as soon as I pick them.  Call 620-597-2450 at least a day in advance and leave a phone message if you want to get some 'Gala' apples also when you come to get peaches.
'Gala' apples have just started ripening, and are selling as soon as they're picked.
   Until Aug. 31, we're still open our summer hours: open Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 7-9 p.m., and Sundays 7-9 p.m. only.  We're closed Sunday mornings for church, and closed every afternoon from 12 noon to 7 p.m. during the summer.  From Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 we're open our fall hours: open Mon. to Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays 1-6 p.m. only.
   I help pick peaches in the early morning, and I am in the sales building from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon & 7 p.m. till dark, so you can just come by to get peaches during those hours.  If you want to pick up peaches earlier in the morning, call 620-597-2450 at least a day in advance and leave a phone message to let us know when you plan to come get peaches, since I can't see the driveway from the peach orchard.  Thanks.
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