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Peach U-Pick Orchards in San Antonio 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.

Atascosa County

  • David's Garden Seeds Farm - No pesticides are used, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, Seedless table grapes, lemons, limes, mulberries, melons, nectarines, oranges, pears, peaches, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, asparagus, beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, you-dig carrots, collard greens, sweet corn, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce or salad greens, okra, onions, snap peas (edible pod), Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, watermelons, sunflowers, zinnias, pecans , walnuts, Basil, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions or refreshment stand, bakery, picnic area you may bring your own food, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    5029 Fm2504, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: (210) 502-3797. Email: Open: Monday 9 to 5 Tuesday 9 to 5 Wednesday 9 to 5 Thursday 9 to 5 Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 10 to 2 longer when fall is here. Directions: Take Highway 35 to Devine. Go South toward Pleaston, on 173 for about 8 miles. Turn left on FM2504 in Kyote. We are on the right hand side about five miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, All credit cards, PayPal. . Alternate Phone: (210) 502-3901. . Fall October 1st through December 1st;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Facebook page. We are a working and educational farm so we do not have traditional "fun" things to do. We have the cleanest restrooms you Texas and the United States for that matter. (ADDED: June 20, 2024)

Bandera County

  • Love Creek Orchards - apples, blackberries, figs, peaches, persimmons, pumpkins, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14024 State highway 16 North, Medina, TX 78055. Phone: 830-529-2202. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2023, Pumpkins; but no apple picking in 2023; Monday through Saturday from 9:30 TO 4:30 and Sunday 10:30 to 4:30 during picking season. Directions: 13 miles north of Bandera Texas on highway 16 North. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Alternate Phone: 210-215-1995. Fax: 830-589-2880. . Pick your own Apples begin in July through September Pick your own Blackberries begin in June through July Pick your own Figs begin in August through September; Persimmons Late Sept, Oct; Pick Your own Peaches begin in June Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is open to the public every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in October and open for school tours on every Thursday and Friday in October. opens seasonally for pick your own fruit. Usually we begin in April and May with fresh blackberries. July we offer fresh tree-ripened apples and in August we offer some of the sweetest figs in Texas. We also offer a great selection of persimmons in October. Check the web site for picking dates and times. As with all fresh fruit, we are dependent on Mother Nature. The best time to pick is when fruit is at their peak of ripeness. When you come to pick, we provide the containers for picking. Prices are generally based on current market prices at the time of picking. We have a picnic area near the orchard for you to enjoy a picnic lunch if you want to bring one or visit the Apple Store just up the road from the orchard and eat at the Patio Cafe The Patio cafe was listed among the Top 40 best Small Town Restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine. No Entrance or Parking Fees! Pay for what you Pick! (UPDATED: September 22, 2023, JBS)

Gillespie County

  • Jenschke Orchards - Peaches
    Highway East 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Phone: 830-997-8422. Email: Click here for a map and directions. . . for the season each mid- May, 8am to 8pm every day and You can "Pick your Own" any time we're open. We offer the "Pick-Your-Own" experience as well as buying from the Roadside 290 Stand. We are elated if an individual/group wants to experience the rapture of being in the peach orchard. One can soak up the ambience of the peach orchard as well as delight in taste-testing the current varieties as you amble about among the beautiful peach trees in the orchard. Many families have delighted in taking family pictures in this outstanding peach environment. Others have engaged in family picnics in the middle of the amazing atmosphere of the peach orchard. We Only Sell We Grow.
  • Tuscany on the Pedernales Peach Farm - peaches
    1349 Ranch Road 1376, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Phone: 682-553-9287. Email: Open: They may be closed after 2016; there is NOTHING current anywhere to be found and their webpage is gone. Directions: 1.3 miles south of US290 on FM 1376, east side of the road. For a map, . Click here for a map and directions. 99979"> . call or email for dates, hours and availability of . Does anyone know if they are still in business? If so, please write me! click here and see #9 on the Map. Twenty-five Peach Varieties developed for the Hill Country of Texas. Irrigated farm with a Conservation ethic. (UPDATED: April 14, 2018, JBS)
  • Vogel Orchard - peaches, pumpkin patch
    12862 US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Phone: (830) 644-2404. Email: Open: Peaches from mid-May to early August; Directions: 2 Miles West of Stonewall. Directions: 2 Miles West of Stonewall. We should have a good crop of peaches this season! We look forward to seeing you this season, likely starting around the first week of May. Vogel Orchard continues to offer may of the same items that it has for many years, including peaches, homemade cobblers, tomatoes, plums, blackberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, and other assorted fresh vegetables. We also offer the favored, homemade Nelda\'s Peach Preserves, Peach Butter, Peach Butter Chipotle Sauce, Blackberry - truncated. . Click here for a map and directions. . . We should have a good crop of peaches this season! We look forward to seeing you this season, likely starting around the first week of May. continues to offer may of the same items that it has for many years, including peaches, homemade cobblers, tomatoes, plums, blackberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, and other assorted fresh vegetables. We also offer the favored, homemade Nelda's Peach Preserves, Peach Butter, Peach Butter Chipotle Sauce, Blackberry Jelly, Plum Jelly, Pear Preserves, Fig Preserves and more. is also open long weekends in the fall with a real pick-your-own pumpkin patch and Fall store. (ADDED: April 14, 2018, JBS)
  • Wahl's Peaches and Vegetables - Peaches
    15371 Hwy. 290 E, Stonewall, TX . Phone: (830) 992-9498. Email: Open: call for hours. Directions: On the east side of Stonewall, follow the signs to driveway. For a map, . Click here for a map and directions. . . click here and see #18 on the Map. Stonewall Tree Ripe . UPPDATE: May 02, 2019: Wahl's IS open!A visitor writes on August 21, 2018: "Wahl's in Fredericksburg, TX is no longer in business. I had a great conversation with the gentleman who used to own the farm. Unfortunately he's moved to marble falls now owns Treasure Hunter supply: Mason work and some pick your own; says he sold the ranch to someone who he thinks might have sold it again. "



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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