Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do with my peaches after I buy them?

Our peach care card will tell you exactly what to do with your peaches, and be sure to watch some of our recipes to see all the treats you can make with them.

How to care for your peaches

Do you do wholesale?

Yes, we do have wholesale available. Give us a call at (256) 828-4563 for more information on wholesale.

Is your orchard family owned and operated?

Yes, we are 116 years old and have had 5 generations of family living on the farm.

Can I buy a tree from your orchard and grow it myself?

No we do not sell trees, but we can share some resources with you.

How do you sell your fruit? Do you sell them by the pound?

We sell peaches in a woven wooden 8 quart market basket (~10lbs). We sell our apples by the peck (~10lbs) or bushel (~40lbs). 4 pecks make a bushel.

Do you grow everything you sell?

We grow our own peaches, nectarines, watermelons, tomatoes, okra, squash, beans, and apples, but we get everything else from our neighbors.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit/debit cards, checks, and FMNP vouchers.

When were my peaches picked?

The peaches we sell are always picked the morning of or the day before.

Do you have Pick-Your-Own?

We do! The fall of 2017 will be the first year we offer Pick-Your-Own apples to the public. Stay tuned for details on how your family can be a part of this.

What is the difference between clingstone and freestone peach?

A freestone peach will fall right off the pit when cut in half. Thus, the freestone peach is great for eating and highly favorited for cooking and canning. The fruit inside of a clingstone peach does not fall off of the pit. Thus, still making it a great peach to eat though not favored for cooking and freezing.

When is peach/apple season?

Peach season always starts in June. Our freestone peaches start coming in after the Fourth of July. We then role straight into apple season which always starts on Labor Day. The best time to come for apples is the first of October which is the time we have the most variety. We normally sell apples through November/December.

Do you spray your fruit?

Yes, we are a conventional farm. We have a very intense IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program. We use weather models, computer forecasts, and visual observations to only target specific diseases and pests during any particular spray.

Do you have online orders?

We do not have online orders at this time. Though, we are working hard and online orders will be coming very soon.

What do you raise?

We mostly raise apples and peaches. Check out our farm!

How many acres do you have producing fruit?

We farm 1,200 acres. We have 150 acres in fruit trees: 90 acres in apples and 60 in peaches.