2021 Peach Update
Peach season is underway and typically runs through August in the Texas Hill Country. While the 2021 season was delayed a few weeks due to the impact of Winter Storm Uri, the cold, wet weather also benefitted the crop overall and local growers are reporting one of the best seasons in several years.
Roadside markets and orchards around Fredericksburg and Stonewall offer more than 20 different varieties of delicious Gillespie County peaches. The sweet fruit can be found clustered along Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, and along Highway 87, south of Main Street in Fredericksburg. For exact locations of some 15 roadside markets in Gillespie County and their hours and telephone numbers, visit TexasPeaches.com, the home page of the Hill Country Fruit Council. You can also find a great selection of peaches and other produce each week at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market.
The popularity of the peach in the area prompted Fodor's Travel to name Fredericksburg one of 10 small towns that are totally obsessed with fruit. Many of the peach growers also have fresh blackberries and other produce available, while area restaurants incorporate the local offerings in to seasonal dishes and recipes - making the Texas Hill Country a unique culinary destination worthy of a visit for any foodie.
Gillespie County's orchards have produced some of the nation's top peaches for generations with many operations being held in the same family for over 70 years. That tradition also gives rise at many roadside markets to tasty homemade peach cobblers and pies, peach ice cream and plenty of peach jams, jellies and spreads to satisfy every sweet tooth.
Need tips on planning your peachy getaway? Click below for ways to enjoy peach season in Fredericksburg, Texas.