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Peach U-Pick

 

​Peach U-Pick will Not Be Open for 2024 because there are no peaches on the tree to pick because of a January freeze.
If we were open this year, we would be open for Peach U-Pick
SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY
U-Pick Hours: 10am-5pm (Open 9 to 5 Chicago Time)
*You must be here before 4:30pm (3:30pm Chicago time) to get into the orchard to pick
 
Peach & Apple U-Pick Address:
2789 Friday Rd. Coloma, MI 49038
Farm Market Address:
3452 Friday Rd. Coloma, MI 49038
Market Hours: Everyday 9am-7pm
Market Phone: (269) 468-3668
Other Times: (269) 208-3591
Please call ahead for seasonal changes and prices
Free Hayrides at U-Pick takes you to the orchards are available from our central parking area. No Admission. 
Make a day of it by enjoying our Free Picnic Area and Playground.
 

U-Pick Sweet Peaches

We specialize in tree-ripened, fresh, sweet, juicy peaches and we invite you and your family to create some family memories of picking that perfect peach off the tree and experiencing the delight of that first bite with juice dripping down your face and arm! Enjoy the beauty of our farm as we drive you to the ripest peaches on our free hayrides. Peach trees can be picked easily from the ground, so no ladders are needed. There is also a Free Playground with Covered Picnic Area. We sell Cold Water and Pop, but we do not sell food. You can bring your own food.

 

Peach Varieties available for U-Pick:

  • RED HAVEN - August 7 - 14 - This variety was released in the 1950's in South Haven, Michigan at the Michigan State Peach Breeding Program. It was the best variety for the time but the newer varieties are very much improved in flesh quality and flavor. Red Haven is still the most planted peach in Michigan because of customer recognition. It is a semi-cling peach, meaning the pit does stick to the flesh if not completely ripe on most years, which can make canning more difficult.

  • STARFIRE & REDSTAR - August 7 - 20 - These superior firm flesh peaches are great for fresh eating, canning, freezing and baking. The beautiful 80% red skin peach stores well in the refrigerator so you can be eating fresh peaches for 2 weeks if you wish. Starfire & Redstar have a great, sweet peach flavor and is a true freestone (it does come off the pit). The size is large (2 1/2" to 2 3/4"). The first great overall peaches of the season.

  • Coralstar August 14-21 - A extra large, very sweet peach that is really beautiful and good to eat. Coralstar are larger than most other peaches we grow. But they are still great for Eating, Canning, Freezing and Baking. They come off the pit very easy.

  • ALLSTAR - August 20 - 31 - A very attractive and superior quality new variety peach. Great flavor, firm flesh, completely freestone, and stores well in the refrigerator. Excellent for canning, freezing, baking or just eating. Does not brown when cut. Allstar has 80% red skin on a large peach (2 1/2" to 2 3/4").

  • BLUSHINGSTAR (White Flesh Peach) - August 25 - September 10 - This is a WHITE flesh peach with many of the superb qualities of a yellow flesh peach. Do not compare this to any other white peach you have ever tried before. The 80% dark pinkish red skin over a light pink and white background is just beautiful. The size is large at 2 1/2" to 3". The flesh is very firm, completely different from the soft, older white flesh varieties. Blushingstar can be prepared like a yellow peach as far as freezing and eating. But when used for baking, it has a very sugary flavor, so experiment yourself. Great flavor and an aroma you will be smelling all the way home. Completely freestone.

  • SWEETSTAR - August 20-30 - This is Annette's Favorite Peach and what I freeze every year. Sweetstar is the latest in our Peach Breeding Stellar Series and I think it is the best one we developed. It is the sweetest peach we grow, but is also large and beautiful with red outside, with great firm flesh that is great for Canning, Freezing, Baking and especially EATING!

  • CLING (Baby Gold Type) - All of August - We have several types of Cling peaches available. Cling means the peach does not come off the pit, so you have to cut it off. Many customers love these peaches because they have a firmer and more rubbery fruit than many freestone peaches, making them great for canning.

  • GLOWINGSTAR - September 1 - 10 - This variety is very large at 2 3/4" to 3 1/2" with 60% dark red skin and bright yellow background. Glowingstar has very firm flesh, freestone, very good flavor and stores well in the refrigerator. It is a beautiful peach that does not turn brown when cut.

  • STAR 86 - September 5-10 - This is also a new peach variety from our Stellar Peach Series. It is in the process of being named. 86 is a very good peach for the season. It is large, sweet flavor, beautiful red color and a good peach for Canning, Freezing, Baking and Eating.

  • AUTUMNSTAR & LATE STAR PEACHES - September 15 - 30 - These varieties are like a very improved Fayette. The large peach (2 3/4" to 3 1/4") has 60% red skin color and a great flavor for anytime of the year, but especially for this late season. This peach has firm flesh and stores well, so you can still be eating fresh peaches even after peach season has ended.

 

These varieties and more are also available already picked at our farm market, including other delicious Stellar peach varieties.

 

**Availability is dependent on the weather, so please call ahead to get a better idea on ripening times. Ripening dates

can vary as much as 2 weeks earlier or later from year to year.        

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Please come visit us in September & October for APPLE U-Pick!!

Update Friday 7/5/24: Our Sweet & Sour Cherry U-Pick is Closed for this season. There will not be any Peach U-Pick this year. We may open for Apple U-Pick in late August, but we don't know for sure yet. Apple U-PIck is Saturday and Sunday only. We do not have any details yet.

 


Now At the Farm Market you can buy Michigan Black Sweet Cherries, LOCAL Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Sunflowers, Cucumbers. That is all Local grown. Indiana Sweet Corn has started too! Arkansas Tomatoes. We also have Michigan Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Meat, Michigan Made Jams, Coffee, Candles,  Local Honey, Maple Syrup, Frozen Pies, Cheese, Tea, Lots of New Gift Items. Cantaloupe, Watermelon are from the southern states until the Local Melons & Vegetables are Ready to Pick this year. Farm Market is open 10am to 6pm Saturday through Thursday, 10am to 7pm on Friday. Chicago time is 1 hour earlier. There is no Public Restroom available. 

 

Randy and Annette Bjorge have retired and a local family  has taken over the day by day ownership and management of Fruit Acres Farm Market and U-Pick. Randy and Annette will still be living in Coloma, So we may see some of our great customers around the area. Thank you all so much for being great customers and friends and employees. We are still healthy and want to enjoy life in Beautiful Southwest Michigan. It has been a wonderful life.

Thank you, Have A Great Day!

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