2024 PEACH SEASON UPDATE AS OF April 26

Peaches will soon be returning to Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. Growers are expecting peaches to be widely available beginning Mother's Day weekend. Jamey Vogel of Vogel Orchards is predicting a better season than the previous two years as the area received more moisture and chill hours. Peaches should be available throughout the typical season from mid-May through mid-August. 

 

Picking your own peaches is a great family-friendly activity in Fredericksburg

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. Many roadside stands also sell other fresh produce such as cantaloupes and tomatoes during the summer months as well as peach-centric products like jams, jellies, salsas, and cobblers.

For the exact locations of some 14 roadside markets in Gillespie County and their hours and telephone numbers, visit the homepage 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, which continues through August 15.

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, plums, and other produce available, while area restaurants incorporate the local offerings into seasonal dishes and recipes - making the Texas Hill Country a unique culinary destination worthy of a visit for any foodie during peach season in Texas and year-round. 

Orchards in Gillespie County have been producing peaches for more than 70 years.

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.

Where can I buy Texas Hill Country peaches? 

The peach orchards and roadside stands of Fredericksburg and Stonewall sell directly to locals and visitors throughout the peach season. Texas Hill Country peaches are also distributed in grocery stores and farmers markets across Texas.

See all the orchards and roadside stands in Fredericksburg.

When is peach season in Texas?

Peach season in Texas is typically mid-May through mid-August. The variety type and the quantity of peaches available will vary over the four months of peach season in the Texas Hill Country. The timing of the peak of peach season is based on the temperatures and rainfall received each year, but usually runs mid-June through late July.

Where are Texas peaches grown?

Fredericksburg and Gillespie County is one of the largest peach-producing counties in Texas with some 600 acres of trees. However, the area boasts a large agricultural presence with farms, ranches, and hunting operations.

Discover the farms and orchards of the Texas Hill Country.

What stores ship Fredericksburg peaches?

In past years, both Burg’s Corner and Vogel Orchard have shipped peaches. To check availability and pricing, click here.

Family picking peaches at Jenschke Orchard in Fredericksburg, TX

1. Visit a roadside stand - Pick up and dig into a basket of juicy, sweet Fredericksburg peaches. Gillespie County is...

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1. Visit a roadside stand - Pick up and dig into a basket of juicy, sweet Fredericksburg peaches. Gillespie County is...

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Can't visit during the 2024 peach season? Fredericksburg is a great place to visit all year. From seasonal travel like wildflowers, fall festivals and the holidays, to romantic getaways and family-friendly fun, you are sure to find ways to make memories no matter what time of year you visit. Start planning your visit today. 


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