All About Peaches

Peach season begins here in mid-May and runs through Labor Day on average. This depends heavily on the weather and that year’s crop.

We currently have over 60 different varieties of peaches on our farm. We are constantly adding and deleting varieties as new, better varieties become available. We have about 6,200 acres of peach trees in production making us the largest in the southeast and capable of handling orders large and small.

With red and white peaches, the color of the actual flesh is the most obvious difference. Some of the other differences include sugar content and firmness. White peaches are much better eaten as a whole peach and have to be handled easily as they are quite tender.

Chinese Peach Art 130A freestone peach means that the seed in the fruit is a whole seed and will separate from the flesh easily. You can break open a freestone peach and remove the seed in one piece making them much easier to slice for a pie or just to top with some ice cream.

The U.S. produces about 20% of the world's peaches. However, peaches were originally from an area near the city of Xian, China. They were cultivated in China at least 3,000 years ago. Peaches spread to Russia and Persia (present-day Iran). Alexander the Great and his armies found the peaches in Persia and brought them to Greece. Most Europeans assumed that peaches came from Persia. Over time, peaches were spread all over Europe. The Spanish then brought peaches to America. Today, the peach is grown in at least 64 countries worldwide.


These are some of the more than 60 varieties we grow throughout the summer. Harvest begins in mid-May and continues through early September. We also have several varieties of white peaches available periodically from early June through mid-August. Try one of our many great peaches today!

Caro Red - May 24

One of our first commercial shipping varieties of the season. 90% bright red in color and very firm. Other varieties available include Spring Prince, and Clemson Lady

Rubi Prince - June 1

Uncharacteristically large peach for the early season. 70-80% red with a yellow background. Other varieties during that time include Gold Prince and Summer Prince.

Coronet N - June 8

A very good looking peach – 100% red and excellent brix. Semi-freestone. Another variety ripening in the same window with Coronet N is June Prince.

Harvester - June 15

Excellent tasting freestone peach with very consistent size. 50-70% red with a yellow to orange background. Other varieties available include June Flame and Cary Mac.

Blaze Prince - June 20

A flavorful peach with a beautiful red color. 90% red and firm and is good for shipping. Other varieties ripening with Blaze Prince include Fire Prince and New Haven.

Scarlet Prince - July 2

The Southern standard for peaches. A flavorful freestone peach 80% red blush in color. Other varieties available include Summer Gold, Contender, and July Prince.

Summer Lady - July 14

A large, sweet peach that is 90% red blush with a bright yellow background. Other varieties during that ripening window include August Prince and Rushton Red

O'Henry - July 30

One of the best-tasting peaches in America. It is 90% red and very firm. Another variety ripening with O’Henry is Flame Prince.

Big Red - August 16

Largest fruit of the year! A juicy freestone that is 50-60% red with a rich yellow background. Other varieties during that time include September Sun and Sunny J.

Autumn Prince - August 24

A juicy freestone peach having 50-60% red color finished with a rich yellow background. The last major commercial variety of the season. Another variety that helps finish up the season is Last Chance.

*All harvest dates are approximate.

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