We start picking Loring peaches about mid-July.
Since 2015 and 2016 were very wet growing seasons, our peach trees took a big hit. We did not have any peaches for sale in 2016.[img_assist|nid=25|title=Methley plum in full blossom|desc=Methley plums are small and dark, allot like wild plums. They make excellent jams and jellies. Notice the small white peach tree in the background (left).|link=none|align=left|width=320|height=240]
Not long after starting the grape vines, we also decided to plant fruit trees, partially at the recommendation of the Denton County Ag Department. As fortune would have it, the peach trees we planted are low to the ground which makes them very easy to pick, especially for children. We also have several plum trees available for picking. The peaches and plums ripen from early June to late July with Hale Haven peaches and Methley plums first, followed by Santa Rosa plums, Harvester and then Loring peaches. The Belle of Georgia - a white peach - goes in to August.
As you can see from the photographs, we have a beautiful spot here in Denton County right beside Ray Roberts Lake (see our Links Page). Our two Arabian horses surely agree and have almost moved in to the category of "Moving Landscape;" the filly more so than the gelding. She loves peaches and looks forward to these special treats from our guests.
For more information on when the fruit is ripe or when we are open for picking please email us and let us know.
When we open for the season, our normal hours of operation for peach/plum picking are Saturdays from 8 am to 11 am. If you cannot make either of these times, please call to see if we are accepting appointments.
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