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.
"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!"