2020 Peach Season
September 15 2020
We talked to Talbott Farms today (grower of the Mountain Gold Colorado Peaches) and they said there will not be anymore peaches this year. The Season is done. We felt overall that we received more peaches that we first thought. The crop did not look good at all back in April, because the freeze. We were able to get about 10% of what we had from last peach season. We look forward to next year.
September 11 2020 - Sold Out
We received another small shipment of Colorado Peaches. We will have them in stock for 2 days, Sept 11 and most of the day on Saturday the 12th. We have 16 pound boxes of August Lady Variety. Most are medium to large size peaches. We have them to purchase by the pound also. It is first come - first serve. (we are not able to save any) Please lay them on the kitchen counter, in a single layer to ripen. (The peaches are ripe when soft to the touch.) We currently don't think we will get anymore of the Mountain Gold Colorado peaches this season. This could be the last shipment for this year.
September 8 2020
The weather was cool and then really hot and now extremely cold temperatures with high winds in western Colorado because of this storm. The peaches are not ripening and are getting damaged because of the weather. There might not be any more Colorado Peaches this season, we will know more by the end of the week (Sept 11 or 12) We will update this as we know more.
August 25 2020 - Sold Out
We received another small shipment of Colorado Peaches. We will have them in stock for August 25th, 26th and we should have them on the 27th, or until we run out It is first come - first serve. Please lay them on the kitchen counter in a single layer to ripen, with this heat right now, they could ripen quickly. (The peaches are ripe when soft to the touch.) At this point, we don't know when we will be getting more Colorado Peaches in. With the 90% crop loss this year, it has been challenging to know when we will get more in. We do have some very good "Sweet Dream" Washington peaches available also.
August 20 2020 - Sold Out
We received another very small amount of Colorado Peaches. We will have them in stock for August 20th, 21st and maybe Saturday the 22nd or until we run out. Please lay them on the kitchen counter in a single layer to ripen. It is first come - first serve. The peaches are the Cresthaven and Zee Lady Varieties. We are sold out of the 16 pound cases, (The peaches are ripe when soft to the touch.) At this point, we might be getting some more Colorado Peaches in on Thursday or Friday August 27th or 28th. With the 90% crop loss this year, it is challenging to know when we will get more Colorado Peaches in. We do have some very good "Sweet Dream" Washington peaches in stock also.
August 14 2020 - Sold Out
We received a very small amount of Colorado Peaches. We will have them for August 14th and 15th or until we run out. It is first come - first serve and size options are limited. The peaches are the Suncrest Variety. We have the 16 pound cases for $39.95 this time, and you pick them for $3.99 pound. (sorry no 20 lb cases) They just came in so they are not quite ripe yet. Please lay them on the kitchen counter in a single layer to ripen. (The peaches are ripe when soft to the touch.) At this point we don't know when we will be getting any more Colorado Peaches. With the 90% crop loss this year, it is challenging to know when we will get more Colorado Peaches in. We do have some very good South Carolina and Illinois peaches in stock.
August 10 2020 - Sold Out
We received a very small amount of Colorado Peaches. We will have them for August 10th and 11th. At this point we don't know when we will get anymore. We will not be able to save any cases, It is first come - first serve and size options are limited. The peaches were the Suncrest Variety, We have only had the 20 pound cases for $49.95, and you pick them for $3.99 pound. (sorry no 16 lb cases) At this point we don't know when we will be getting any more Colorado Peaches. We are currently out of Colorado Peaches, we will keep everyone informed as soon as we know more. We have some very good Illinois and South Carolina Peaches in stock.
At this point, the Colorado Peach outlook is not very good. The damage from the freeze event in mid April was very extensive on the early and mid season peaches, with a 90% crop loss. There is a slight possibility that we will get some late season fruit, around Labor Day. Some of the late blooming trees were not in full bloom yet at the time of the freeze and not damaged as badly, so these trees will have some peaches. We talk to the Grower (Talbott Farms) weekly and we have the latest information. If Talbott Farms has any peaches to ship, we will be sure to get some at our store. (We have been friends with the Talbott family for over 20 years) Watch this web site as we will let everyone know if and when we get the Mountain Gold peaches. We will not be taking orders for cases of the peaches if we get them.
We have "Southern Illinois" Peaches in right now from Eckerts Farms and they are really good. (of course not quite as good as Colorado) We have them to pick out by the pound and by the case. The price market on peaches this year has been higher than in the past, so retail prices are somewhat higher.
Currently Talbott Farms is telling us that the crop damage is worse than first thought. They are finding that only 10% to 25% of this years crop survived the freeze in mid April. Because the crop will be so small they are indicating that most, if not all of the crop will be sold only in Colorado and not shipped to us here in Minnesota. Talbott Farms will know more in late June or first week in July as the peaches start to mature. So at this point, We are sorry to say we are not expecting any Colorado Peaches here in Minnesota or elsewhere in the country.
The 2020 Colorado Peaches season is not starting out too good. The orchards suffered a freeze overnight this past April 13 -14 and there was damage to approximately 60% of the crop. We will know more in the coming 3 weeks as to the extent of the damage to the crop. At this point we are expecting very limited quantites of Colorado Peaches this year. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks
Why Colorado Peaches?
Colorado Peaches are grown in the perfect climate. The hot days are contrasted with cool nights which brings out the maximum sweetness in a peach. We have found through the years that the Colorado peaches simply taste the best.
Talbott Farms Mountain Gold Peaches
Here is a link below to view a video about Talbott Farms orchard from 2018 Harvest.
(you will see that they also have grapes in the video, These are grown to make wine that they sell at the farm and not available here in Minnesota)
Why "Mountain Gold"?
We have found that Talbott’s “Mountain Gold” Colorado peaches have consistently had the best quality of all of the Colorado peaches. The difference is in how the peaches are handled during the picking , grading, packing and shipping process. Talbott’s has very stringent quality and grading standards which produces the best quality boxes of peaches on a consistent basis.
About Colorado Peaches
Just as the peaches need the proper handling during the growing and pack-ing process, they also need to be handled properly at the store to ensure that they will “Finish” properly to be sweet and juicy, (not dry and mushy) We take extra care to monitor every box closely from the time we receive it until you take it home!
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