One of the pleasures of summer is a sweet and fragrant tree-ripened peach dripping with juice. And now, lovers of fresh organic peaches can enjoy one of the best, if not the best in the world for all-around qualities, including grilling. Few other peach varieties hold up as well when the heat is on. —
In a message to customers last week, Frog Hollow Farm owner “Farmer Al” Courchesne said, “We're in the orchard and the picking crew is harvesting O'Henry peaches. For peach lovers, this is a celebration of one of the best peaches we grow.”
Decades ago Farmer Al adopted the Cal Red as the farm’s signature peach, a unique variety that has become the favorite of discerning peach lovers across the country. But the increasingly popular O'Henry, according to Farmer Al, “is my favorite peach to grill. The O'Henry (pictured) has the flavor, size, and crimson blush that makes a truly memorable peach.” Its pointed form makes an attractive heart shape when sliced.
The O'Henry harvest overlaps briefly--a few days to a week--with the harvest of the Cal Red leading to a match-up of Frog Hollow's two biggest varieties. While almost any tree-ripe peach is a delight to fresh fruit lovers, the O'Henry peach, along with the Cal Red, is considered to be one of the best peaches in the world.
At participating farmers markets, the Battle of the Peaches taste-offs between these two varieties grows more and more popular each year. Online customers can pre-order a “Battle Box” which will contain both varieties, and decide for themselves. O'Henry peaches are shipping now until early to mid-August.
Peaches are grown in all the temperate climates of the world, but they find a unique home at Frog Hollow Farm with its Mediterranean-type cool nights and warm days. Frog Hollow Farm harvests more than twelve varieties of organic peaches from mid-June to early September each year.
Farmer Al is called a “rock star” in the organic fruit delivery industry. He selects only the most flavorful and sweetest tree-ripened fruit to ship directly to Frog Hollow Farm customers. “From tree to table in 48 hours,” he says. All tree-ripened fruit from Frog Hollow Farm is hand-packed and shipped unblemished, ready to eat.
More about Frog Hollow Farm:
They are a 143-acre certified organic farm located in the fertile Sacramento River Delta just east of San Francisco in Brentwood, California. Farmer Al says only 2% of all fruit is cosmetically perfect. Fruit with minor blemishes (most of the harvest) goes to local Farmer's Markets. Beautiful fruit with great flavor and able to survive shipping goes to online mail order customers. Ready-to-eat blemished fruit finds its way to the weekly boxes of the Community Supported Agriculture program that Frog Hollow Farm operates.
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