Texas June 19, 2019
You Can Pick The Most Delicious Peaches All Summer Long At This Texas Orchard
Is there anything better than biting into a plump, juicy peach on a summer day? Nothing comes to mind for us – except maybe perhaps some creamy, hand-churned ice cream. Luckily, you’ll find both here at Jenschke Orchards, a bucket list Hill Country destination that brings families face-to-face with their produce. Check it out:
Since 1961, Jenschke Orchards has been blessing the Hill Country with homegrown berries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, and stone fruits - including our beloved peaches. Make a day trip out of it, bringing your camera for family photos and a nice picnic lunch to enjoy amidst the greenery.
Peaches in 26 varieties grow on over 5,000 trees. Picking season begins in May and usually runs through August; sometimes September if the season's harvest was particularly bountiful.
Short on time or just don't trust yourself to find the plumpest, most juicy peaches? Pre-filled boxes range in size from 1/16 to 1/2 a bushel, the latter of which costs $50. Purchase yours at the orchard's roadside stand on Highway 290. The best part? Everyone gets to sample a slice before buying.
Homemade strawberry and peach ice cream is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. Get a heaping bowlful of your favorite flavor, or go crazy with both swirled together. You'll taste the difference that freshly picked fruit makes after just one bite.
Although not heavily advertised, plums are offered as well. They currently sell at $4 a pound but only come in already-filled crates.
You'll also find the orchard at Pearl Brewery Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop by and stock up on all your favorite summer fruits!
Address: 8301 US-290, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. Peach picking takes place between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on weekends only, however berries are available every day!
Have you ever been to Jenschke Orchards? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! For more u-pick farms in Texas, check out
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