Our peaches begin ripening about Memorial Day and the season generally lasts all summer long until Labor Day. We grow about 24 different varieties and harvest each one for about 10-14 days before moving on to the next variety……Rich May, Candor, May Sweet, Derby, Caroking, Cary Mac, Saturn/donuts, Blazeprince, Winblo, Majestic, Sugar Giant, July Prince, Contender, White Lady, Carolina Gold, China Pearl, August Prince, Flame Prince, Big Red (please note some of these were planted before our time and are educated guesses).
Our peaches are sweet, juicy and tree-ripened. Most every peach we have is sold within 28 hours of harvest. So they are sweet and wonderful. Our customers call them “over-the-sink-peaches” and laugh about enjoying their juicy goodness. We are fanatical about ripeness and post-harvest handling so our peaches are at their best for you. Some commercial sprays are necessary to be sustainable in this part of the country, but we are very, very choosey about everything that is used in our orchards and minimize inputs. We have using cardboard and shade cloth as a weed barrier underneath growing trees and are shifting to pheromone-based insect control. Our new irrigation system has emitters that cast water in a 6-foot radius and is far more efficient than the old drip irrigation.