Shelburne Orchards

Tree ripened peaches in Vermont!
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Peach picking time in Shelburne.

I'm not sure why we have peaches this year with the winter we just had. 17 below zero is the coldest it got here and that is usually cold enough to freeze the peach buds. In spite of those cold spells, we have a good crop coming. The branches were so loaded that I had to hand thin nearly every tree. The first variety is looking like a mid-August harvest. We open the orchard for "pick your own" peaches on the exact moment for perfect tree ripened picking. It can be only a two hour moment, so be sure to be signed up on our email newsletter. We will send out a notice that will say something like "peach picking Sunday 11 am. to 1 pm." This means that you need to be there BY 11 am. The gates will close at 11 am. sharp. So then we can all relax and go to the business of picking awesome peaches. ..Nick