Thursday, May 3, 2012
It's true! Vogel Orchard is already harvesting early varieties of peaches--Regal, Flavorich, Starlite White--and opened its market on April 27.
The outlook for the 2012 peach season is very good this year. Though the past month has been dry, the winter rains helped alleviate the effect of last year's drought. The early peaches are a bit limited in size but their flavor is enhanced due to the increased sugar concentration.
Vogel Orchard reports, "Right now, we are running 10-14 days ahead of the normal schedule but it is uncertain whether that will continue throughout the summer. Watch www.vogelorchard.com for weekly updates."
For help finding Hill Country peaches visit the Hill Country Fruit Council website at www.texaspeaches.com.
photo by Muffet