Peaches

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Tree Ripened Peaches...

Nothing can beat a freshly picked peach from Rock Hill Orchard.  We grow many different varieties so we can have new rows of trees ready each week from early July to early September.  Our youngest son assures us that 14 peaches is the most that one can eat in one day!

Peach 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.

 

Rock Hill Orchard Peach Ripening Schedule

Note: The days below are very dependent upon the weather...  The numbers (e.g. -30) mean the number of days before or after Redhaven peaches are ready.

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