Visit Fredericksburg, Texas

2018 Texas Hill Country Peach Season Opens

For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2018

For More Information, Contact:
Amanda Koone, Director of Communications
Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau
888/997-3600 or 830/997-6523
communications@fbgtx.org

2018 Texas Hill Country Peach Season Opens

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – Texas Hill Country peach growers are at the beginning of what promises to be a fruitful 2018 season. After a down year in 2017, this season’s crop has produced a bumper early yield and is primed for a strong summer showing.

  • Gillespie County is one of the largest peach-producing counties in Texas with over 700 acres of trees.
  • Roadside stands line many of the roads leading into Fredericksburg, with a major concentration along Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall and along Highway 87 South.
  • The peach season runs from mid-May through the first week of August in a normal year.
  • Two orchards offer pick-your-own options. In addition to peaches, others have blackberries and a variety of fresh produce for sale.
  • Cling Peaches, meaning peaches whose flesh clings to the pit, generally ripen in May.
  • Semi-freestones, not quite as clingy, usually ripen in early June.
  • Freestones, whose flesh readily separates from the pit, generally ripen in June and July.
  • The Hill Country Fruit Council produces a listing of its members in a brochure entitled Fredericksburg-Stonewall Peaches, which is available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center at 302 East Austin Street in Fredericksburg.

For more information on Texas Hill Country peach orchards (including hours of operation), visit www.TexasPeaches.com.

For more information on visiting Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com.

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The mission of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is to market Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a premier travel destination on the regional, national and international stage thereby creating a positive impact on the local economy and the quality of life here.