5 Places for the Best Peach Picking NC

Peach Picking North Carolina – who doesn’t love a freshly picked peach?  Depending on which farm grows which varieties, you can typically pick peaches from June right through to September.  Have a look at some great places to pick your own peaches in NC.

Justus Orchard

187 Garren Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792

“The Justus family has been growing apples for over 100 years, we love what we do and invite you to visit our apple orchard in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.  Enjoy a day in the country with your family, picking apples from our dwarf-size apple trees, bring your lunch and enjoy eating it at our new picnic area while you take in the beautiful views surrounding our apple orchard.

We offer apple orchard tours for families, church groups and other groups featuring quality apples and a great time for all. You can pick your own apples, or we can pick them for you, but whichever way you like it you’re sure to find the variety of apple you love.  Make sure while you are here you visit our bakery for your favorite dessert.  We look forward to seeing you soon!”

You can pick your own peaches at Justus Orchards.

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Justus Orchard

Knob Creek Orchard – for Peach Picking NC

6471 Fallston Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090

At Knob Creek they love everything apples and offer an extensive range of delicious apple based products in their farm shop.

“Knob Creek Orchards has been family owned and operated since 1958.  We started as a small apple and peach business on the Cleveland-Lincoln county line and have grown to sell strawberries, blackberries, and homemade ice cream.

At Knob Creek Orchards we grow a wide variety of fruit.  We open up in the spring each year with strawberries.  In summer you will find peaches and blackberries.  The fall of the year brings us to a close with many varieties of apples.  Be sure to experience the joys of Knob Creek Orchards at every season. We begin harvesting apples in late August through December, so you will have plenty of time to make multiple trips to Knob Creek to experience many types of apples.

Here at Knob Creek, we’ve been growing peaches since the 1970’s.  We’ve had over forty years of experience with peaches, so we pride ourselves in only growing the best peaches we can.  We grow peaches specific to the needs of our customers whether it be for eating, canning, freezing.  White or yellow, cling or free, we’ve got a peach to fit your taste buds.  Not too keen on the fuzz?  We also grow white and yellow nectarines to satisfy all those nectarine cravings.  Stop by and grab a peck of peaches and a delicious cone of homemade peach ice cream that is made straight from our peaches.”

 

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Knob Creek

Sugarloaf Orchards

7415 NC-16, Taylorsville, NC 28681

Sugarloaf Orchards is a modest, family affair, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy some organic, outdoor farm life experiences whilst fruit picking at being at one with nature.

“We are a 5th generation family owned and operated orchard. We grow top quality Apples, Peaches, Asian Pears, Cherries, and Plums.

Sugarloaf Orchard is located in the Brushy Mountains of NC, a region known for its quality apple production. The farm was started in the 1800’s by Isaiah Lowe. Bobby and Bryant Lowe opened Sugarloaf Apple House in 1971 and continue to run it today, with the help of Bobby’s son Ryan Lowe, who handles all the orchard operations.”

With over 20 varieties of apples available at different times of the season, you can experiment with new flavors!

In addition to the apples, they offer much more farm produce!

“We have a wide selection of Amish made Jams from the Dutch Kettle in Hamptonville, NC.  We have honey (local when available), molasses, pickled eggs, sauerkraut, pickles beets, and many more canned items.  We carry Foothills Country Ham and Cheeses from Jonesville, NC. We sell corn meal, grits, and pancake mix from Linneys Water Mill right here in Alexander County. We also have many varieties of dry beans and happy home flavorings.”

 

 

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Sugarloaf Orchards

Millstone Creek Orchards

506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur, North Carolina 27316

At Millstone Creek Orchards, in addition to the Pick-Your- Own, they offer a whole host of family orientated events throughout the year.

“Peaches (July-August)

Everyone says that South Carolina and Georgia peaches are the best until they’ve tried a North Carolina peach. Straight from the tree, some of our peaches weigh up to 1 lb alone.  Juicy, sweet, and delicious, we wish peach season would last all year.

Varieties: White Lady (white flesh), Biscoe, Flaming Fury, Contender, Coral Star, Donut (white flesh | semi-freestone), Autumn Star, and Encore (All freestone unless otherwise noted)”

 

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Millstone Creek Orchards

 

Jeter Mountain Farm Orchard

1126-A Jeter Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739

With a rich history in the art of growing fruit, Jeter Mountain Farm offers apple picking from August to October.

“Jeter Mountain Farm is settled on 411 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has been an active farm in Henderson County since 1813. When you visit our farm, we hope laughter will fill your wagon ride out to our u-pick orchards, and that your family will be delighted to fill your baskets with the berries, peaches, pumpkins, grapes and 23 varieties of apples that we grow.

We are proud to have over 23 varieties of apples available in our U-Pick orchards in addition to peaches, blueberries and pumpkins, and each variety becomes ripe at different times throughout the harvest season. To find when your favorite produce will be ready, what we are picking this weekend and what is available in our market visit the website. Our hope is that your family can find fun activities, enjoy fresh donuts, cider, and fruit, and above all else, discover an experience that your family will remember and carry home with you.”

 

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Jeter Mountain Farm

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