Pick Your Own Peaches

Rock Hill Orchard has always been known for the quality of its peaches.  It seems that peach trees thrive on our soil.  Each week, we have one or more varieties of peaches available to pick.  We manage our trees so that you can easily pick the peaches from the ground without any need for a ladder.  We also offer several varieties of picked peaches in our market if you can't make it out to the trees today.  There is nothing better than eating a ripe peach off the tree!  Our youngest son reports that the limit of how many fresh peaches than can be eaten one after the other is 14 peaches!
Picking Tips:
Pick a "firm" peach from the tree and then let it ripen at home.  Peaches (unlike apples) will ripen off the tree.  Roll the peaches off the tree with your cupped hand so that you don't leave finger prints.  Then put them gently into your basket.  We provide cardboard boxes to pick into to minimize the possibility of the peaches getting squished. If you want to keep your peaches for several days, store them in the refrigerator, then take out and put on the counter for several days before eating.

We grow many varieties of peaches at Rock Hill Orchard and list their approximate ripening dates below.
 

Peach Variety

Approximate

Ripening Date

Color

Cling/Freestone

PF 1 Flamin' Fury® (-30)

2-Jul

Yellow

Semi-cling

Desiree™ (-23)

9-Jul

Yellow

Semi-freestone

Candor (-20)

12-Jul

Yellow

Cling

Spring Snow (-20) 

12-Jul

White

Cling

Earlystar™ (-18)

14-Jul

Yellow

Semi-freestone

Garnet Beauty (-12)

16-Jul

Yellow

Freestone

Sentry (-14)

18-Jul

Yellow

Semi-freestone

PF 7

22-Jul

Yellow

Freestone

Glenglo™ (-9)  

23-Jul

Yellow

Freestone

GaLa (-6)

26-Jul

Yellow

Freestone

Redhaven (0)

1-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

White Lady (+4)

5-Aug

White

Freestone

John Boy® (+5)

6-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Raritan Rose (+5)

6-Aug

White

Freestone

PF 17 Flamin' Fury® (+12)

13-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Sunhigh (+15)

16-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Coralstar® (+19)

20-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Bounty (+20)

21-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Loring (+20)

21-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Harmony (+21)

22-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

PF 23 Flamin' Fury® (+23)

24-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

PF 24-007 Flamin' Fury® (+24)

25-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Summer Breeze

25-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Cresthaven (+27)

28-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Redskin (+28)

29-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

PF 27A Flamin' Fury® (+30)

31-Aug

Yellow

Freestone

Encore (+33)

3-Sep

Yellow

Freestone

Laurol (+38)

8-Sep

Yellow

Freestone

"My Wife and I visited yesterday and we wanted to write you what a great experience we had. The market had a wonderful selection, but our real treat was picking the tomatoes and eggplant. You should have seen the look on my Wife's face when she found a few giant eggplants hidden away! And aside from the experience, everything was SO delicious. I never drink milk, but on a whim I got a half gallon and it's already halfway done. And kudos to Mary, who was super helpful with advising on peach-picking.

Thanks so much for the work you all do and we look forward to coming back!"
-- Jonathan
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