Tag: Indian Free Peach

Growing Peach Trees in the Pacific Northwest: It’s the Pits

Growing Peach Trees in the Pacific Northwest: It’s the Pits

Growing peach trees in the maritime Pacific Northwest is the pits. There I said it, because for thirteen long, relatively futile and fruitless years, I’ve tended almost every known peach-leaf-curl-resistant peach tree variety on the market with negligible results. The first couple of years seemed […]

Two Peaches Are Better Than One

Two Peaches Are Better Than One

Indian Free Peach Harvest: One for Each Hand   In a month where plump pumpkins take center stage, green tomatoes consume counter space faster than we consume them, and wet leaves hitch a ride on unsuspecting soles, I awaited the finale of one of summer’s finest players, my […]

Peach Tree Report 2009: Update on Leaf Curl Resistant Varieties

Peach Tree Report 2009: Update on Leaf Curl Resistant Varieties

White-flesh Charlotte peach, this year’s star performer Greetings fellow peach aficionados. Unfortunately, 2009 was not a bumper year for peaches here at tall clover farm  (a pronouncement duly noted by the case of Yakima peaches resting at my feet). Our unusually hot, dry summer would have ushered in a nice crop […]

Indian Free Peach Jam: Deliciously Different

Indian Free Peach Jam: Deliciously Different

  While the garnet color of my Indian Free peaches still fascinates me, it’s their flavor that leaves my tastebuds at odds. There’s the lingering aftertaste of peach, but only after the tastebuds take a one-two punch of cherry and blackberry, respectively. It’s crazy; but more importantly it’s delicious. […]

Growing Peach Trees Organically: Peach Leaf Curl Resistant Varieties I Grow

Growing Peach Trees Organically: Peach Leaf Curl Resistant Varieties I Grow

Mt homegrown peaches: mystery peach on the left, apricot-size Oregon Curl Free to the right.   Indian Free Peach; most unusual and very late season Growing peach trees organically can be a real challenge in the Pacific Northwest, but with the renewed interest and recent introduction of varieties […]