Saturday, June 20, 2009

Peaches

The peaces are getting ripe. I have eaten two or three in the last 24 hours. Am about to eat a couple more. Holly and Patrick brought a basket to the house this afternoon. Juice dripping down the chin tangy sweet delight. What a gift. Just yesterday I was weeping over the loss of the cherry crop. The peaches are not as loaded as years past, due to the frosts, but they are there nonetheless.

If everyone had a peach tree in their yard or apartment complex, and if they could all go out and pick a basket and eat drippy squirty juicy peaches in the summertime I think the world would be a happier place.

7 comments:

Jeff said...

I have a friend who was asking me the other day if peaches grew in the area of Murphy, North Carolina, where he has a vacation home. I said I didn't know. But now, since they grow in Virginia, I can tell him that they most certainly grow in NC! I don't think there is anything better than fruit fresh from the tree ...

CountryDew said...

Isn't it a little early for peaches? I thought they came in in late July. But I am glad you have some to enjoy, anyway.

Beth said...

You are lucky---our peaches won't be ripe for another month or so. My favorite peach experience involves cobbler warm from the oven with a dollop of vanilla ice cream melting on top.

gingerhillery@mac.com said...

Hi friends! I think your friend can grow peaches in NC, but as in anywhere, Jeff, recommend that he find some nice, older local who knows someone with a peach tree, or talk to a good nursery that could recommend the right variety for his area. Here in VA, Edible Landscaping is the place to go, in Afton.

Beth and Anita, we are so lucky. I think that the variety of peach we have is an early one. Also it is planted next to the concrete milking parlor and the white cinder blocks capture some heat and light that seem to push it up a week or so. The peaches we have are a peachy skin, creamy white flesh peach. Absolutely delicious and very perishable. Not great for market. I LOVE peach cobbler, too, but have to say my favorite peach incarnation is a glass of mashed up fresh peaches topped with Blenheim ginger ale. The very spicy stuff. Need to get some and blog about it... My mouth is watering as I type!

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Oh thank you God, the peaches are getting ripe.

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Polly said...

That is so true. I ate a peach over the sink today. Juicy & divine! {I found you via Blue Ridge Gal. :)}

gingerhillery@mac.com said...

Hi Debi and Polly! I hope you get your fill! Nice to meet you, Polly. Thanks for dropping by!