Spanish explorers brought the peach to America in the 16th century but it wasn’t
for another two centuries that the peach became a commercially viable crop in places like Georgia.
When picking peaches in Lakeland, FL you want to select the ripest fruit from the tree. One of the easiest ways
to tell whether a peach is ripe is when it separates easily from the twigs. If the peach is difficult to remove, it’s not ripe.
It’s also important to remember that once a peach is picked, it will not continue to ripen. Its texture will only soften.
While color is also a good indicator of a ripe peach, a red color doesn’t necessarily mean your peach is ready to be picked.
You want to select a peach that is somewhat soft in texture. Last but not least, a ripe peach should always smell sweet and ripe.
Try to pick the peaches gently because they’re generally softer than most fruit. These are just a few helpful tips to make your peach picking experience the best.
Peaches do not grow well in tropical areas because they require a certain period of cold weather for the tree to blossom.
However, Lakeland, FL does provide peach trees with the chill they need to thrive in the orchards at Oponay Farms.
Those interested in purchasing a peach tree for their own yard should come to Oponay Farms where we sell young peach trees
grafted to suitable rootstock which helps improve fruit quality.