As summer winds down, our peach orchard continues to be prolific. We grow several varieties of peaches here at Snead’s Farm, and as we move into the last months of the growing season, some of our favorites are starting to ripen. These are some of the biggest, juiciest peach varieties we grow.
If you’re not yet ready to say goodbye to summer, it would be a good idea to take advantage of our deal on half-bushel boxes, which we’re selling for $30 (down from $35 last year) so that you can stock some away for a colder day. You an also buy peaches for $5 a quart, or buy two quarts, get one free.
Here’s a little guide to what will be ripening over the next few weeks. Find all of these at the farm stand every day, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
|Aug. 9 – Aug. 13||Loring||Emmett’s father’s favorite peach. A taste-test winner in panels across the U.S.|
|Aug. 13 – Aug. 19||Cresthaven||These large freestone peaches have less fuzz than others, and they’re a great variety for canning or freezing.|
|Aug. 20 – Aug. 26||Redskin||A fine-flavored peach with firm yellow flesh covered by deep red velvety skin.|
|Aug. 27 – Sept. 4||Fat Mama||Another large, late-summer freestone peach variety. Perfect for cobblers!|