The Peach Tree Farm

Peaches

The Peach Tree Farm near Columbia and Boonville Missouri (4)

Peaches Come in Three Stages

The Three Phases of Peaches, Phase One, The Budding Phase at The Peach Tree Farm Boonville Missouri

The Budding Stage

This is the earliest stage of peaches, where they bloom for about a week in mid to late April. It’s certainly beautiful when the whole orchard is bloomed out in white and pink blossoms!

The Three Phases of Peaches, Phase Two, The Thinning Phase at The Peach Tree Farm Boonville Missouri

The “Thinning” Stage

This is the second stage of peaches, where they are still green, but beginning to grow. Peaches grow in clumps. Therefore, in order to get bigger peaches, we go through each tree and “thin out” about half the peaches. We usually begin doing this in the middle of May.

Peach Harvest at the Peach Tree Farm in Boonville Missouri

The Picking Stage

This is the stage when the peach has the perfect amount of softness and sweetness to it. Any peach picker will tell you that a peach has a “glow” to it when it is perfectly ripe. Our peaches usually reach this stage in mid-late June, and will go as late as the end of September. Each peach is selected with care to have the utmost quality flavor. We have over 25 varieties of peaches and each one is delicious! Please stop by and get some of our family-raised, tree-ripened peaches! Guaranteed to melt in your mouth 🙂