Our Peach Varieties
At Saunders Brothers, we know our peaches. After years of experience and research, we have carefully selected the best tried- and- true peach varieties to grow and sell. And don’t think you can only get them for those two frantic weeks in August! We take pride in the fact that we offer you quality yellow and white fleshed peaches from the end of June through the middle of September.
Clingstone vs. Freestone
A clingstone peach sticks to the pit, and a ripe freestone (or cling-free) peach easily separates from the pit. Don’t turn your nose up to a clingstone peach just yet! Though freestone peaches are easier to process in the kitchen, clingstone peaches still have many practical uses. Because clingstone peaches are only available early in the peach season, they are often smaller, making them ideal for pickling or for the perfect snack. Freestone peaches are also great for eating, and are generally larger, making them ideal for baking and canning. Whether it’s a clingstone or freestone peach, all of our peaches are selected and grown for sweetness and flavor.
Yellow vs. White
Yellow flesh peaches are traditional, tangy-tasting, all-around peaches. They are best for canning, and cooking in addition to eating. White peaches originated in Asia and there has been a huge surge in popularity of white peaches in recent years. White flesh peaches are sweeter, and have lower acidity than yellow peaches, making their sweetness even more notable! They can be used for cooking, but are best just to eat. Be sure to try both white and yellow peaches when you visit the Farm Market!