Peaches arrive unscathed, so far
Today the county is a distance second to Adams County, which produces three times as many peaches. Most of Franklin's 2,550 tons go to the fresh market. Cling peaches come first, then the freestone varieties ... Tracey's has Early Red Haven, Garnet Beauty ...
Tomatoes and flowers are late arrivals this summer
The farmer selling them made sure to tell me that they were clingstone peaches, the kind whose flesh doesn't come off the pit easily. Other kinds, however, are classified as freestone ... I haven't seen it since. Leopard frogs, which are often called ...
Michigan's keen on our peaches!
The display of beautiful Michigan Red Haven peaches called to me! And why not ... become the most widely planted and longest producing (from late July thru August) freestone peach in the world! There's even a Michigan Historical Marker commemorating ...
Ohio peaches ripen right on the tree
Red Haven peaches are considered by many to be the best peach for canning ... "Red Kist make great pies, but all are good for pies," said Marlene MacQueen, Bob's wife. "All will be freestone and a nice size because of the rain." The orchard does not ...
The complete guide to peaches
It is considered by many to be the gold-ribbon classic among the 300 different varieties of peaches grown in North America. Red Haven is a medium-sized semi-freestone peach prized for its light-red skin and juicy yellow flesh with an intense peachy flavour.