Despite rains, peach crop ‘very, very good’ this year

Peaches are for sale at Studebaker Farms in Hye, near Fredericksburg. Growers say it’s a good year for Texas peaches. Photo by Shelby Tauber for the Austin American-Statesman.
Peaches are for sale at Studebaker Farms in Hye, near Fredericksburg. Growers say it’s a good year for Texas peaches. Photo by Shelby Tauber for the Austin American-Statesman.

It’s always hard to say how the weather is going to affect the Fredericksburg peach crop.

Some years, the Hill Country gets hit with too much rain, or not enough, or late freezes, or an especially warm January, and one of the area’s most celebrated crops is at risk.

But this year, even with the flooding rains in May, the peach farmers west of Austin are reporting “very, very good” crop this year, according to a story in today’s paper by my colleague (and peach lover) Pam LeBlanc.

I haven’t picked up any peaches yet this year, but when I do, I’ll almost be certainly making a pie or, at the very least, eat them sliced with yogurt and honey.

Have you already started enjoying the local peaches this year? What’s your favorite way to eat them? Tell us in the comments or by using #Austin360Cooks online.

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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