Ripening/Harvest Dates

Note: Dates are approximate for the Central Texas area. The peaches can be earlier or later depending upon the date of the last frost.

Clingstone – Peaches whose flesh clings to the pit - generally ripen in May

Early Flavorich – First peach, fruit medium, obtuse, heart-shaped pigmented flesh with yellow/red May 1-15
Flavorich – dark red, firm, pigmented flesh with yellow/red, large size for early variety May 15-25
Regal – very sweet, large for a cling, big producer May 15-31
Carored – A medium to small, globose to ovate, 70-90% yellowish crimson red over reddish yellow ground color May 15-June 5
Junegold – flesh is yellow, juicy, delicious, heavy producer May 30-June 10

Semi-freestone – Fruit will separate from pit - ripen in early June

Juneprince – taste, average to large size, attractive blush May 30-June 10
Southern Pearl – becoming more popular, white flesh, medium acid, moderate sweetness, decent size fruit, very productive May 30-June 10
Rich Lady – superb yellow-fleshed semi-freestone. Rich Lady is a very heavy producer of firm fruit with large size and full color June 5-15
Sentinel – large, red blush over yellow, fuzzy, ridge on side June 5-15
GaLa – medium to med-large, very good taste, firm, round, yellow flesh, 80% scarlet red over yellow-orange ground color June 10-20

Freestone – Fruit having a pit in which the flesh does not cling - usually ripen in June and July

Harvester – medium large, yellow flesh, firm, highly colored June 15-30
Cary – Mac – sweet, yellow flesh, round, yellow-reddish blush, juicy, delicious June 10-25
Majestic – very large, round, yellow flesh, red skin June 20-July 1
Loring – large, round, firm, yellow flesh, red blushed skin color, sweet July 1-10
Bounty – large to very large, round, yellow flesh, 50%+ crimson red over light greenish – yellow ground color July 1-10
Redglobe – very large, round, highly blushed red over golden, firm, yellow flesh, excellent sweetness July 4
ScarletPrince – medium-large, freestone peach with scarlet red skin with yellow flesh, very good flavor July 4
Dixiland – good color, large to very large, great taste, pointed bottom, yellow flesh July 25-August 10
Redskin – A large freestone with obvious red color and yellow flesh all-purpose excellent flavor July 15-30
JerseyQueen – large, round, juicy & have a downy yellowish-red skin July 20-31
Elberta – well colored, golden yellow blushed with red, firm, rich, sweet, yellow flesh, new strain of old peach July 20-31
Flameprince – medium to large, firm, yellow flesh, crimson red with greenish-yellow ground color August 1-10
Parade – large, yellow flesh, firm, good flavor, round, yellow-green ground color with less than 50% red over August 10-20
Big Red – Red around pit, pigment in flesh, slight tips, suture bulge, very nice taste and flavor, good sugar and acid August 10-25
Autumnprince – dull red over yellow background, yellow flesh, sweet, juicy August 20-31
Fairtime – large red – blushed, firm, yellow flesh, smooth, melting texture, good flavor August 25-31