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Georgia Peaches

Details on the 2018 Crop

Dear Friends,

There is nothing in the world as delicious as a fresh picked peach from the orchards at Dickey Farms.  Summer of 2018 has arrived and with it comes a bountiful and sweet crop of Georgia peaches.  The cold weather and warm Georgia soil has provided us with an outstanding crop both in flavor and in quantity.

For the past nine months, three generations of Dickey’s have been in the orchards seven days a week, looking at every detail. We can promise you something extraordinary when you hold one of our sweet Georgia peaches.

We are now selling Sweet Georgia peaches in our farm market and will begin shipping peaches across the United States beginning June 11th through Early to Mid August.

-The Dickey Farms Family

Fresh Georgia Peaches shipped right to your door

We have over 100 years of family experience growing the sweetest peaches in the heart of Georgia. Our farm has stood the test of time because we believe in offering the very best quality of peaches. This means spending hours in the orchards all year, looking at every detail.

Each one of our gift box peaches are handpicked at the height of their season. We believe in treating our customers like family, which is why we want to give you the very best.  When you make an order, our peaches are still on the orchard tree waiting to be picked.  With daily deliveries from our orchard to packinghouse, we can guarantee you are receiving something extraordinary.

Like all of our peaches, each peach that is selected for our gift boxes goes through several levels of inspections before it meets our standard for quality.

All of our gift box Georgia peaches are freestone peaches.  They are known for their sweet flavor and their juicy consistency. Freestone peaches have flesh that separate easily from the pit, making them perfect for cooking, baking, and of course eating.  These peaches have a gorgeous golden flesh with a scarlet center, they’re a very special treat for your peach lover recipient.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“Just wanted to let you know I received my peaches by mail today. I love visiting your farm for my peaches when I visit family in Georgia. They were a gift from my family that lives in Macon, GA. I’m sick and wouldn’t be able to drive down so she made sure I had the peaches I love to buy when I’m there. I’ve bought from other places and I love yours the best. Thanks again from Lexington, Kentucky”

TeresaLexington, Kentucky

“Just received my package of Dickey Peaches all the way in Cheyenne, WY. They arrived in perfect condition and are delicious as always!”

Amy Mitchell GrimsleyCheyenne, Wyoming

“Just visited Dickey Farms with my wife this afternoon. We had such a great experience. They feature a large porch/ dining area as their main store full of rocking chairs and southern charm. They carry products from preserves and jams to fruit flavored syrups and peach fritters. The highlight of the trip was the peach ice cream. It is, as the other reviews all attest to, out of this world. We ended up with a jar of local honey, a peach fritter, pecan syrup, 3 baskets of peaches, and bellies full of homemade peach ice cream when it was all said and done. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Dickeys were there to greet the customers and talk with them. It’s so great to have family run businesses and to see the family so actively engaged in day to day operations. It was also fun to watch the factory sorting the freshly picked peaches which can be seen from the porch. I suggest a trip here for anyone who enjoys good food and good company.”

Samer M Othman

“I just bought real Georgia peaches in Maryland! Thanks to the guys for driving all the way to Maryland to bring us a juicy taste of Georgia (my hometown is in Valdosta). They will be back in several weeks with more I can’t wait.”

Marie Rogers CignattaMaryland

“Thank you Dickey Farms ~ received my package this morning and Oh my GOODNESS! The peach cookies are indescribable ? And your peaches remain the best we’ve ever tasted. So thankful to have found you during my travels south several years back. Can’t wait to use your peach chutney and salsa. Thanks again for delights that never disappoint!”

Janet Penn NeunerBay Shore, New York

Ordering Tips

  1. Our shipping season begins on June 13 and continues to August 4th. You can pre-order anytime for your desired date or occasion.
  2. We offer recurring order selections so that you may ‘taste your way through peach season’ by experiencing all of our seasons varieties.
  3. Our peaches are handpicked at the peak of their ripeness and rushed to you in order to ensure orchard fresh arrival.
  4. All of our gift box peaches are freestone. Freestone peaches have flesh that easily separate from the pit, making them ideal to eat, bake or cook with. They are known for their juicy interior and sweet flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are peaches in season?

Georgia peaches are in season from mid-May through Mid-August.  Read moreabout the different peach varieties that we grow at Dickey Farms and when they’re typically harvested.

What's the best peach variety?

While each variety is unique in its own way, we believe all varieties have something special to offer.  Each variety can present something distinct such as color, juiciness or sweetness, which is why we encourage guests to keep coming back to sample all of our peaches to determine their own favorite.

How do I select the best peach?

Peaches should be relatively soft but not mushy if you are looking for a ripe peach.  Many of our guests select more firm peaches so they don’t have to eat them right away. Please don’t squeeze the peaches as they can bruise easily.

What's the difference between a freestone and a clingstone?

A clingstone peach has flesh that is attached or ‘clings’ to the pit of the peach.  A freestone peach has flesh that easily separates from the pit of the peach.  Learn more about the difference between freestone and clingstone peaches.

How do I store peaches?

If you are looking to ripen your peaches, it’s best to set them out on the counter for a few days to let them soften up.  If you are trying to extend the life of your peaches, it’s best to keep them cool and store in your refrigerator.

How do I ripen a peach?

Peaches can be ripened best by letting them sit out on the counter for a few days at room temperature.

How do I freeze peaches?

Freezing peaches is a favorite end-of summer activity around the farm to preserve the sweet fruits of our labor year-round.  To do so, follow these instructions:
1. Blanch the peach. First score an ‘X’ on the bottom of the peach. Place the peach into boiling water for a minute, remove and put into ice water. This helps the skin to loosen, making peeling the peach much easier.

2. Peel and slice the peaches. Now that your peaches have been easily peeled, you will want to slice them for freezing.

3. Put the peaches in a large bowl in batches. Coat the peaches in a little bit of lemon juice and sugar or fruit fresh to preserve the color and keep them from browning.

4. Place your peaches in a zip-lock freezer bag ensuring all air pockets have been removed. Be sure to write the date and peach variety on the bag.

5. Enjoy a warm peach cobbler in the middle of January

What is a peach's nutritional value?

Peaches are considered the ‘superfruit of summer’ A medium sized peach is usually 60 calories and holds more than 20 different macro and micronutrients. They are naturally sodium free, have no cholesterol, are virtually fat free and are an excellent source of fiber.

Why is Georgia known as the 'Peach State'?

Georgia was designated as ‘The Peach State’ in 1995. Georgia peaches have been nationally recognized for their superior flavor, overall quality, texture, appearance and taste. Our growers have a reputation for excellence, garnering our title for ‘The Peach State’.

Where did the peach come from?

Believe it or not, the peach first originated in China. The peach has special significance in Chinese culture with some believing it has mythical attributes and supposedly brings abundance, luck and protection.

Where are peaches grown?

Peaches are grown in central Georgia, which is known for its rich soil and warm conditions – making it the ideal home for peaches. Our orchards are spaced over several central Georgia counties, ensuring we have optimal conditions for all of our varieties.

What are peach conversion measurements?

Our most popular peach conversion measurements are:

1 cup = 2/5 pound
1 – ½ pound = 1 pint, frozen
2 to 2.5 pounds = 1 quart, canned
Bushel = 18-24 pounds
½ peck = 6 pounds
Peck = 12-24 pounds
½ Bushel = 24 pounds
Bushel = 48-52 pounds

When do peach trees bloom?

Peach trees bloom in Mid to late march.  They are a beautiful sight to see with bright pink flowers as far as the eye can see. They are often mistaken for cherry blossoms.

Why is a peach fuzzy?

Our growers believe a peach has fuzz as a natural protection quality against things like insects, sun burns and disease.

When are you packing peaches?

Our peaches are packed when they are good and ready (not when we decide) and thus the times vary daily.  To see if we are packing the day of your visit, please call our office at 1-800-PEACH-GA.