We have a heavy crop of both peach varieties and we are looking forward to an excellent 2019 season! We estimate our Red Haven peaches will be ready after July 20th. Our Veteran peaches typically follow about 2 weeks later, approximately the 1st week of August.
Prices will be determined as we get closer to opening. As always, we will have both u-pick and pre-picked available in both varieties.
We will have a further update on July 15th here, on our Facebook page and our phone message with the exact opening date and this years peach prices.
Thanks for checking in and we look forward to seeing you at the peach orchard.
This farm has been in the family since 1925, through 4 generations. We have been raising peaches since 1978 and currently have 2 varieties; Red Haven and Veteran. Our peaches are primarily u-pick. We also offer pre-picked peaches in increments of 5 lbs for walk-up customers or in any quantity for orders placed ahead. Call or text your order to 503-362-7153. Due to the chance that an email can drift off into deep cyberspace, please don't make pre-orders through email.
Because of insurance restrictions, u-pick peach customers can no longer use any ladders in the orchard. We now provide picking pole devices which work very well reaching the peaches in the tree. The u-pick device then gently holds the peach while it is removed from the tree and placed in the container.
During peach harvest, usually the end of July through the beginning of September, we are typically open Monday through Saturday 8am until 6pm & Sundays noon until 4pm. Please call 503-362-7153 for updates before visiting us as our days and hours can change based on crop availability.
The orchard is located at 5495 Center St. NE, Salem, Oregon, 97317. That is 2 miles east of Lancaster at the end of Center St. Look for our sign at Cordon Rd and at the orchard.
OUR PEACH VARIETIES
Red Haven – These are fantastic for using fresh in recipes and just plain eating straight off the tree. While they do work for canning and freezing, the veteran is superior for that. Our Red havens are ready for picking in late July and are available for about a week. This is a classic peach with very high name recognition and a great reputation.
Because of their highly reliable production and great flavor, veterans are a very popular western Oregon peach. They are a hybrid that is frost resistant during the bloom, which is the most vulnerable time for the peach crop. These peaches are freestone, easily peeled and very sturdy which makes them one of the best peaches for canning and freezing. They are ready for picking in early August and are available for about 3 weeks. While they are a supurb canning peach, they are also a very delicious fresh peach. Some even say they are better than Red Havens for eating fresh off the tree.