Unlike last year when many Texas peach orchards struggled to survive the unusual, late-season freeze, recent rains have proven that this year’s Texas Hill Country peaches are going full throttle.
Peaches are perfect for a grab-and-go snack, but they're also a great addition to delicious meal planning. Try these sweet and savory recipes:
Producing 40 percent of all peaches in the State of Texas and with Fredericksburg as the county seat, Gillespie is the largest peach-producing county in Texas, providing an unforgettable peach experience where guests can pick their own seasoned peaches at area orchards.
The different types of peaches include fresh freestone peaches, whose flesh tenderly separates from the pit and are now offered at the local farm stands and markets. Among the 12 varieties of peaches produced in Fredericksburg, those that are currently harvesting or about to start include Cary Mac, Majestic, Red Globe and Loring.
Depending on the variety, peach season typically runs mid-May through early August. So while it’s peaking through the end of July, take a drive to Peach Central and sample juicy, tree-ripened peaches in the Fredericksburg and Stonewall area on orchard tours, at fruit stands as well as local Farmers’ Markets! We guarantee you’ll have a peachy time.
If you're not in the Gillespie County area and still want the opportunity to PYO peaches at Texas' U-Pick orchards, try Red River Peach Orchard in Gainesville, Fruits and Such Orchard in Dickinson, or Fall Creek Farms in Granbury.