Apple Holler’s Guide for Peaches

Apple Holler’s Guide for Peaches

Did you know that apples are not the only fruit you can pick at Apple Holler? If you love peaches, but thought you would have to travel to Georgia to pick peaches, you are in luck because we have our very own peach orchard that you can pick peaches from.

Peach treeOur Peach Growing History

Dave Flannery, owner of Apple Holler has been growing peaches since he first started planting them in the spring of 2011.  Dave knew he was taking a chance with planting a peach crop but he did his due diligence when it came to research and found out that there were a few hearty peach trees that grow better in the North, and would be able to withstand our winter weather.

The winter of 2013/2014 was a disappointing year for the peach crop at Apple Holler, due to the extremely bitter temperatures that we experienced.  There was not a single peach on any of the 500 peach trees; additionally, that season Dave lost about 50 peach trees from the temperatures that dipped as low as -20F.   That was the winter that many of us learned a new weather term “Polar Vortex”….. read more