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Peach U-Pick Orchards in Dallas area of Texas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for peaches that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have peaches orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Fannin County

  • Jenkins Farms - blackberries, peaches, plums, restrooms
    269 Cr 1600, Ravenna, TX 75476. Phone: 903-583-2220. Email: Open: around May 15 for picking; When we have fruit we are open 7days 8 to 5; Please call to verify on availability the message is updated nightly. Directions: North of Bonham on Hwy78 about 12 miles and left on FM274 go about 1 12 miles there will be a sign on the right. approximately 75 miles from the Dallas area. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . North of Bonham on Hwy78 about 12 miles and left on FM274 go about 1 1/2 miles there will be a sign on the right. approximately 75 miles from the Dallas area. If you want us to pick please call ahead. Typical Crop availability (but still CALL before you come): Blackberries, Plums in June, Peaches in June-July. Jenkins Farm facebook page.

Hood County

  • Fall Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, peaches, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6920 Fall Creek Hwy., Granbury, TX 76049. Phone: 817-910-9232. Email: Open: Call for picking times. Directions: 2 miles south from Acton on Fall Creek Hwy. \(Hwy. 167\) . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . 2 miles south from Acton on Fall Creek Hwy. (Hwy. 167) Crops are usually available in March, April, May, July, August. Home of the world's largest armadillo named "Killer". More than a million people saw Killer when it was the centerpiece in Six Flags' Best of Texas exhibit in 2002. We do practice organic methods, but are not certified. Spring Strawberries - we have a giant two acre patch of more than 17,000 Chandler and Sequoia plants.In the summer we have Peaches; 10 acres and 500 trees of delicious, juicy peaches. It has been said that nobody can resist sampling the peaches while you're picking. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and come to the country. An afternoon trip to is fun and memorable experience for the entire family.
  • Oleo Farm - apples, apricots, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, melons, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes,
    9100 Colony Road, Tolar, TX 76476. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Directions: Take Highway 377 to Tolar, Texas, which is located between Granbury and Stephenville. At Tolar take Highway 56 North. Go 1.5 miles to Colony Road. Go west on Colony Road to the first house on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 15265849132.00043fa4603d00eafe7eb"> Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Homemade ice cream and fresh produce can be purchased in downtown Tolar on Highway 377 during seasonal periods.

Kaufman County

  • Ham's Orchards - PYO blackberries and ALREADY PICKED peaches
    11939 CR 309, Terrell, TX . Phone: 972-524-2028. Email: Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Call for directions. Blackberries usually from Mid May to Mid June. We do have prepicked peaches and most all other vegetables and fruit until we close for the season on August 15th each year. Prepicked Blackberries are typically available from May to July \(but in2012, as of 63012, they are finished for the season\). Our peaches are hand picked with the utmost care to ensure the quality you expect from Ham Orchards. For this reason, we do not allow the public to pick their own peaches. Pick-Y - truncated. . Click here for a map and directions. . Blackberries usually from Mid May to Mid June. We do have prepicked peaches and most all other vegetables and fruit until we close for the season on August 15th each year. Prepicked Blackberries are typically available from May to July (but in2012, as of 6/30/12, they are finished for the season). Our peaches are hand picked with the utmost care to ensure the quality you expect from Ham Orchards. For this reason, we do not allow the public to pick their own peaches. Pick-Your-Own Blackberry Patch is usually open from the end of May through June, the pick-your-own Blackberry Patch is located just behind Ham's Farm Market Store. Ham Orchards Facebook page. Bring tennis shoes; maybe a pair of rain boots; and an empty tummy, then grab a picking bucket from the store to get started.Our hand-picked blackberries are also available for sale in the store. (UPDATED: June 30, 2012, by a visitor)

Leon County

  • Huebner Berry Patch and Fruit Farm - Blackberries, peaches, nectarines, Muscadines, grapes,
    4302 PR 4010, Normangee, TX 77871. Phone: 903-344-1132. Email: Open: from 8am to 5pm or until picked out for the day. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks (in county), credit and debit cards. . Phone: 979-255-3181. . Start a new family tradition of picking your own fresh blackberries, tree ripened peaches and plums Also offering pre-picked berries, peaches and plums, as well as Carole's homemade jams & jellies. From Centerville: Take Hwy. 75 South to Leona. Turn right (West) on FM 977. Go 3 miles to FM 2485 North. Turn right and go 3 miles to PR 4010. Turn left, follow road 1/4 mile to farm. Season typically are: Peaches, typically ripe from May through July. Blackberry picking season normally goes from late May to late June or early July depending on weather. We have five varieties of blackberries. One variety is thorned (Kiowa) and four varieties of thornless. Our thornless varieties include Ouachita, Natchez, Osage and Caddo. Plums - Late May to late June; varieties are Methley, Morris, Ozark Premiere.

Tarrant County

  • Henrietta Creek Orchard - Pick your own apples (10 varieties), peaches (6 varieties), black-eyed peas, squash, and okra, Plums, tomatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pumpkin patch
    14255 Old Denton Road, Roanoke, TX 76262. Phone: 817-439-3202. Email: Open: See this page for picking updates. Directions: Located in North Tarrant County. Click here for a map and directions. . . is . We are East of the Alliance Airport and South of the Texas Motor Speedway. From I-35W exit #66. Turn East on Keller Haslet Road after .7 mile. Take a left (North) on Old Denton Road. After traveling North about 1.2 mile the road curves to the right. We are about .25 mile on the left after the curve. Please use the second entrance.A family owned orchard with Pick Your Own Apples in 6 varieties. Our orchard has over 500 hybrid dwarf apple trees & around 200 peach trees. We also have a pizza garden that includes tomatoes, peppers, garlic and other herbs. We also offer preserves, jellies, salsa, honey and fruit butters for sale in the Apple House (some of these items are sugar free.) (UPDATED: April 1, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on April 29, 2011: "Just an FYI - this farm is alive and well and growing healthy apple and peach trees. It is a great place for taking children to learn about sustainable gardening and farming. "



Peach Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

In the U.S., Peaches typically peak during late June through July in the South, and July and August in the North. In order to produce good local peaches, producers depend on ideal spring and early summer weather conditions, and no late frosts. If you want to know which are the best varieties of peaches for home canning, see this page!

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - Peaches are affected by weather (both rain and cooler temperature) more than most crops. And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!
  3. Most growers furnish picking containers designed for peaches, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
    If you use your own containers, remember that heaping Peaches more than 14 inches deep will bruise the fruit on the bottom. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.
  5. You might want to ask whether the peaches are! There are two major types of peaches: "Freestone" and. "Clingstone". Freestone peaches and nectarines have flesh that slips easily away from the pit. Clingstones are a REAL pain, because the fruit tenaciously clings to the stone or pit! Most peach varieties grown today are freestone and are usually available (dependingThe Giant Peach water tower in Gaffney, SC upon your location) from June through September. Some nectarines are freestone and some are clingstone. Freestone nectarines are available in June and July. Most plum varieties are clingstone. 

When you get home

  1. Spread the fruit out on towels or newspapers and separate any mushy or damaged fruit to use immediately.
  2. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash and cut the others and freeze them up!
  3. Even under ideal conditions peaches will only keep for a week in a refrigerator, so for best flavor and texture, use them as soon as possible after purchase
  4. Now, get ready to make Peach jam or canned peaches - It is VERY easy - especially with our free
     - peach jam instructions - they're illustrated and easy and our page on
     - how to make home canned peaches from fresh!
    - Or see here to freeze peaches instead!
    - make your own home canned peach pie filling to use in the winter
  5. Here's a great and easy peach pie recipe
    or peach-blueberry pie  or how about
    - peach salsa?
    - Peach chutney
    - Spiced peaches
    - peach butter
    - Peach honey
    - pickled peaches
    - peach syrup
    - peach juice
  6. Here are some great and easy peach desert recipes, like easy peach cobbler.
  7. If you want more information about the Giant Peach water tower in Gaffney, SC, click here.

Temporary Storage Tips

  • Ripe peaches have a creamy or golden undertone and "peachy-sweet" fragrance.
  • Peaches should be refrigerated and used within a few days.
  • Putting peaches and nectarines in a loosely closed paper bag at room temperature for a day or two can help soften firm fruit - but they won't become sweeter or ripen further - that stopped when they were removed from th etree.
  • For best flavor, allow the fruit to ripen fully on the tree.
  • Store at 33�F to 40�F  and high humidity (a vegetable drawer in the fridge).

How to tell if the peaches are ripe!

  • Attached to the tree: Peaches are best picked when the fruit separates easily from the twigs. If it is hard to pull off the tree, it isn't ripe! Peaches will not ripen further once removed from the tree (they only "soften")
  • Color: Green is definitely unripe, but you can't use red color as an indicator of how ripe a peach is. Different peach varieties have differing amounts of red blush in their natural coloring. Pick them when the ground color changes from green to yellow, orange, red (or a combination). The skin of yellow-fleshed varieties ripens to an orange tint, while the skin of white-fleshed varieties changes from greenish- to yellow-white.
  • Softness: unless you like your peaches very firm, pick your peaches with just a little "give" when gently pressed. Peaches at this stage are great for eating, freezing, and baking. Peaches won't ripen very much after picking!
  • Odor: It should smell sweet and ripe!

Tips on How to Pick Peaches

A peach is softer than most fruit, so it is important to pick a peach gently, with little pressure. Using the sides of your fingers rather your fingertips helps to avoid bruising.  Grab the peach firmly and pull it straight off the branch. DON'T drop the peach into the basket, but set it in gently!

Marks on the Peachs: Bugs (particularly squash bugs and stink bugs) bite fruit during development and this results in some imperfections in the peach. This is especially the case with organically raised fruit.  These look like dents in the peaches if the peaches were bitten by a bug when they were young. This causes a spot that does not grow properly and makes a wrinkle in the peach. There's nothing wrong with these peaches. They may look funny, but they will taste just as good as blemish-free peaches, and it's better not to have the pesticides!

How much do you need?

Raw measures:

  • About 2 medium peaches = 1 cup sliced peaches.
  • About 4 medium peaches = 1 cup pureed peach.
  • About 3 medium peaches = 1 pound of peaches

Process yields (Raw amounts to processed amounts)

  • 2 to 21/2 pounds of fresh peaches yields 1 quart canned
  • 1 lb of fresh peaches typically yields 3 cups of peeled, sliced peaches or 2 cups or puree.
  • It takes about 5 good sizes peaches or nectarines (or about 10 plums) to fill one quart jar of canned peaches.
  • An average of 171/2 pounds of fresh peaches are needed per canner load of 7 quarts;
  • An average of 11 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints.
  • 1 bushel = 48 to 50 pounds, yields approximately 18 to 25 quart jars.

And a visitor contributes this: 6-7 peaches makes about 4 cups puree, so 2-3 peaches make about 2 cups puree. 1 peach equals about 1 cup puree.

Peaches-Average retail price per pound and per cup equivalent


Peach pit tips

It's best to remove peach pits before you cook the peaches. Cherry, peach, and apricot pits also contain amygdalin; the latter two, in potentially harmful amounts. Fortunately, peach and apricot pits are sufficiently large and hard that few people intentionally swallow or chew them. (The unapproved anti-cancer drug See this page for more information&">Laetrile is a semisynthetic derivative of amygdalin; a cheaper version of laetrile produced in Mexico came from crushed apricot pits.) See this page for more information.


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