Pick Your Own Peaches - Closed

Pre-Picked Shiro Plums available in our shoppe!

Pre-Picked Stark Saturn Peaches available in our shoppe!

Pre-Picked Lowland Raspberry Apples available in our shoppe!

Apple PYO- CLOSED 

Reservations are not required for Apple Picking.

Orchard hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Please purchase your bags before entering the orchard and allow yourself enough time to fill your bags prior to the orchard closing.

 

Peck- $20 – Allows 3 People per bag

1/2 Bushel- $30 – Allows 5 people per bag

Orchard Rules:

NO ALCOHOL IN THE ORCHARD

Only pick in open areas from trees that are marked with flags

Do not enter roped off area for any reason

Taste only one apple per bag. Not one per person

BE AWARE OF POSION IVY AND RUTS IN THE ORCHARD

Do no climb trees

Do not throw rocks or fruit in the pond

By taking this map you agree to and acknowledge the rules and terms detailed on the front and back of this 

 

Peach PYO- Closed

Reservations are not required for Peach Picking. 
Peck- $30, ½ Peck- $20
 Orchard hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Please purchase your bags before entering the orchard and allow yourself enough time to fill your bags prior to the orchard closing.


PICKING TIPS 

It is not necessary to wait for peaches to soften before they are tree ripe as they will continue to ripen after being picked.  If the Peach is soft on the tree it will be overripe by the time you get home.  Soft peaches are ready to be eating immediately.

1.     Look for the absence of green skin/background color – any green will have changed to yellow (or white if it is white flesh peach) when the peach is tree-ripe; if there is still some green skin, let the peach stay on the tree to ripen more

2.     Bright red-orange skin color is a good sign of ripeness, however, it depends on the variety – some are very red-orange, some less so; a fully yellow/white background (no green) is still the best indicator of tree-ripeness on peaches and nectarines that don’t have as much red-orange color

3.     If you must squeeze the peach to assess ripeness, don’t squeeze hard that will result in an unsightly bruise.

4.     Larger peaches ripen first and peaches in the tops of the trees also ripen first

5.     A ripe peach will separate from the tree easily; if the peach is difficult to pick leave it on the tree to ripen longer.

 

Once you get your peaches and nectarines home, here is the proper way to handle and fully ripen them:

1.     Do not put the peaches in the sun or a hot room or car trunk – they will not ripen evenly

2.     Do not put them in the refrigerator unless you want them to not ripen

3.     Put the Peaches on newspaper or paper towels in a single layer not touching each other

4.     Check to see as they start to soften by feeling them gently – don’t push hard on them or they will bruise

5.     When the fruit is soft, which may take several days, they are ripe and juicy.