This Week at Jackson’s Orchard

Yellow Peaches, White Peaches, Cooking Apples, Eating Apples, Other Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Playground, Concession Stand, Greenhouse, Specialty Items . . .

Peach season is here! Depending on the day, this week we’re picking our Coral Star & Early Flaming Fury yellow freestone peaches + Blushing Star white freestone peaches in quarts ($5), two-quarts ($10) &  1/2 peck sizes. Most days 1/2 bushels of #1s, seconds and some overripe should be available. 

On the apple side, we’re picking our Paula Red Apple, another wonderful early-season cooking apple & Ginger Gold, also known as Summer Golden Delicious, is one of the first sweet eating apples of the season. We’re also picking our Incredible Sweet Corn and continue to bring in many other options of fresh, local vegetables for your table including watermelon and cantaloupe.

All Star
A peach of a peach! Rapidly gaining popularity because of its many desirable attributes: it’s large and round, has firm, clear non-browning yellow flesh and is nearly fuzzless. The fruit is quite stunning to look at as it is almost 100% red-skinned. A great eating peach with medium sweetness and medium acidity for an excellent flavor.

History
This peach belongs to the Stellar peach program. All of these peaches have the word star in their name and were developed at Fruit Acres Farm on the west coast of Michigan. The Fruit Acres Stellar Peach breeding program was begun in 1982 by Jim Friday of Coloma, MI. The program has been continued by Jim’s daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Randy Bjorge.

 

Bounty
What a peach! This non-browning heirloom beauty is a fine canning and freezing peach, with excellent flavor, appearance and texture. Its natural sweetness and juiciness bring back such fond memories of the way peaches used to taste.

A large to very large, globose, 40% to 70% crimson red over light yellow color, yellow-fleshed peach. Firm, very attractive freestone with exceptional quality excellent flavor.

History
Bounty was developed at the USDA peach breeding program at Kearneysville, West Virginia.

 

Blushing Star
An early-season, easy-care peach. Our first white peach of the season. This variety provides prolific harvests of beautiful fruit that keep well. One good thing about stellar or Star peaches is that they do not brown when cut, so they make a great choice for canning.

Unique, wonderful distinctive mouthwatering flavor of an extra sweet white fleshed peach (with a combination of sugar and acid.) with an irresistibly pleasing yet penetrating aroma, Blushing Star ships and stores very well. It colors about 60-80% deep pinkish-red with a white ground color and average 2 3/4″.

History
This peach belongs to the Stellar peach program. All of these peaches have the word star in their name and were developed at Fruit Acres Farm on the west coast of Michigan. The Fruit Acres Stellar Peach breeding program was begun in 1982 by Jim Friday of Coloma, MI. The program has been continued by Jim’s daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Randy Bjorge.

Coral Star
Coral Star is a large, beautiful, 2-3/4” to 3” freestone peach with 80% bright, orange-red skin with a coral stripe. The flesh is firm and clear with wonderful sweet flavor. Coral Star holds well on the tree, in the cooler, and does not brown when cut. The appearance is complimented by both great flavor – very sweet with medium acidity – and aroma.

Coral Star peaches store very well. They also don’t brown when cut, which is attractive for canning and using in pies. The peach would still be good for canning as it is on the larger size and it’s freestone. Both of these factors make the canner’s job easier.

History
This peach belongs to the Stellar peach program. All of these peaches have the word star in their name and were developed at Fruit Acres Farm on the west coast of Michigan. The Fruit Acres Stellar Peach breeding program was begun in 1982 by Jim Friday of Coloma, MI. The program has been continued by Jim’s daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Randy Bjorge.

Early Flamin Fury
Proclaimed the world’s largest peach! This variety set a world record for largest single peach — weighing in at more than 1½ pounds! This red-blushed fruit season after season delivers both high red color and firm, quality fruit. The peach is sweet and juicy with an excellent flavor.

This was a wonderful peach. One of the strongest genuine peach flavors I have ever had. Sometimes you buy peaches and all they taste like is this the sugar you put on them. Because of the strong flavors this peaches would be excellent to make ice cream or sorbet. – Eric Samuelson, Michigan food blogger.

History
Introduced circa 1996. Flamin’ Fury is not just one variety. It is a category of 25 different varieties of peaches. The varieties were created by Paul Friday, a Michigan peach breeder. The different varieties mature over a four month period, providing a long season for those that grow them.

Paula Red Apples
Paula Red boasts a red blush color with light yellow striping and has a pleasant sweet-tart flavor and good aroma. For many apple lovers, Paula Red is their favorite. Some say its taste has overtones of strawberries or pears.

The firm flesh makes it a good fresh eating and cooking apple, especially good for a delicious, naturally pink applesauce (Check out Jill’s recipe in the “Apple Bites” section of our website.) and for pie making. It is an early season apple normally ripening June, and like most early apples, Paula Red does not keep for too long.

History
Paula Red is a relatively new variety, discovered in Sparta, Michigan. It was discovered in the Fruit Ridge area northwest of Grand Rapids by Lewis Arends in 1960, and named after his wife, Pauline.  He found the chance seedling near a McIntosh block in his 80-acre orchard, so it is commonly thought that Paula Red may have McIntosh in its parentage. The apple debuted in 1968.

Ginger Gold Apples
The first sweet, eating apple of the season, Ginger Gold is attractive, aromatic and has a gingery-sweet to mildly tart flavor.
Ginger Gold apples are bright golden-green skin and a slight red blush that is fine-textured, crisp and creamy white.  This apple is great for snacks, salads and especially baking in pies. It is very slow to turn brown, so it’s an excellent choice for any fresh-cut apple use.

History
Discovered in a Lovingston, Virginia orchard in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1969, Ginger Gold is a likely cross between Golden Delicious and Newtown (Albemarle) Pippin.

It’s sometimes called the variety brought by Hurricane Camille because a Virginia apple grower discovered the first Ginger Gold apples among the washed-out remains of a Golden Delicious orchard destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969.  The first Ginger Gold apples were noticed in the early 1970s, and the variety brought to market soon after.

More

We also are adding various fresh picked vegetables, some specialty items such as Broadbent meats & Kenny’s Cheeses, the concession stand is now open as well as we continue with lots of beautiful plants in the greenhouse. See below for details on all!

Please practice social distancing in the Greenhouse and Apple Barn for everyone’s safety and comfort.

Remember, if you want to go with minimum touch/no touch, you can place an order over the phone 270.781.5303 and we’ll have it ready for you to pull up to the door and stay in your car while we load it. Please feel free to pass this on to your friends or family that might be in that high-risk category.

List below updated as of July 8, 2020.

Fresh Picked Fruit

Freestone Peaches | $5/qt, $10/2-qt, $13.25/half-pecks, $35.75/half-bushel (#1s), $25.95/seconds

All Star
Details: Yellow-fleshed, super sweet peach. Freestone.
Description: Sweet & juicy!
Uses: Eating, Canning, Freezing, Baking

Bounty
Details: Yellow, large freestone
Description: Sweet & juicy!
Uses: Eating, Baking, Canning/Preserves

Blushing Star
Details: White, large freestone
Description: Sweet & juicy!
Uses: Eating, Baking, Canning/Preserves, Desserts / Pies, Freezing

Coral Star
Details: Yellow, large freestone
Description: Sweet & juicy!
Uses: Eating, Baking, Canning/Preserves, Desserts / Pies, Freezing

Early Flamin Fury
Details: Yellow, freestone
Description: Sweet & juicy!
Uses: Eating, Baking, Canning/Preserves, Desserts / Pies, Freezing

Apples |  $2/lb  | $4/quart | $8/half peck | $15/peck | $22/half bushel

Paula Red
An early, transparent, tart cooking apple, great for apple sauce, pies, skillet frying, etc. Check out these links to Shirley & Jill’s apple sauce recipes: https://jacksonsorchard.com/portfolio/apple-sauce-shirleys/ | https://jacksonsorchard.com/portfolio/apple-sauce-jills/

Ginger Gold
Details: Yellow, sweet crisp
Description: Sweet, tangy, juicy; relative to the Golden Delicious
Uses: Eating, Salads, Baking, Sauce
Details: Strikingly white, smooth flesh

Incredible Sweet Corn |  $6/doz
Grown right here on our farm.
 
 

This Week’s Kentucky-Grown Fresh Picked Vegetables

Seedless Watermelon | $6.75/ea
 
Cantaloupe | $3.50/ea
 
Zucchini Squash | $1.25/lb
 
Yellow Squash | $2/lb
 
Eggplant | 99¢/ea
 
Sweet Onions | 99¢/lb
 
Green Onions | $2/bunch
 
Small Cucumbers | $2/lb
Regular Cucumbers | $2/lb
 
Baking Potatoes | 99¢/lb
 
Red New Potatoes | 99¢/lb
 
Green Bell Peppers | 1.75¢/ea
 
Peppers | 99¢/ea
 
Green Beans | $2.99/lb
 
Cabbage | $2/head
 
Local Red Tomatoes | $2.99/lb
 
Green Tomatoes | $4.49/lb
 
Yellow Tomatoes | $4.49/lb
 
Grape Tomatoes | $4.50/qt
 
Heirloom Tomatoes | $4.49/lb
 

Plus

  • Mennonite Maid  – Sourdough, Apple & Peach Bread
  • Broadbent’s  – Country Ham & Country Bacon
  • Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheeses
  • Fresh Frozen Apple Cider | $7.50/gallon, $5/half-gallon, $3/quart & $2/pint
 

From The Greenhouse

Orchard-Quality Fruit Trees | $24.95
These are the same semi-dwarf, self-pollinating trees that we plant right here in the Orchard. Most will begin to bear fruit in 3-5 years after planting.  (Be sure to check out Bill’s FREE Tree Pruning & Spraying Workshop each March.)
Peach Trees
  • Autumn Star
  • Cresthaven
  • Messina
  • Encore
Ferns & Ornamental Grasses | $8.95/qt
Grasses
  • Baby Tut
  • King Tut
 
Ferns
  • Asparagus – 1801, 4″ & qt
  • Kimberly Queen
  • Macho
  • Rabbits Foot
 
Herbs | $3.95/4” pot
Available in 4″ pots
  • Parsley
 
Perennials | $3.95/4″ pot and $7.25/gallon pot
Perennials go dormant during the winter and return each year.
Available in 4″ Pots
  • Autumn Fern
Available in Gallon Pots
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Hostas
  • Sedum
    • Goldilocks
  • Clematis Vine – Rosemoor
  • Russian Sage
 
 
Annuals
Various pots sizes, each are indicated with the description. Unless otherwise identified pricing is as follows:
1801 – $2.25
4” pot – $3.95
6” pot – $7.25
Quart – $7.25
8” pot – $13.95
  • Angelonia – 4″
  • Bacopa
  • Begonia
        • Dragon Wing – 4″ & 6″
        • Unbelievable – 6”
  • Blue Daze – 4”
  • Corn Plant (Moss Cane)
  • Crossandra – Firecracker – 4″
  • Diamond Frost – 4″ & 6″
  • Ivy – 4”
    • Swedish Ivy
  • Mandevilla Vine – Sun qt., 8″ & 3 gal
  • Mexican Heather
  • Million Belles
  • Salavia
  • Sweet Potato Vine – 4″ & 6”
    • Dark or Lime
  • Succulents – 4”
    • Aloe Vera
  • Sunflowers
  • Vinca
  • Vinca Vine – 1801 & 4”
  • Zinnia
 
Hanging Baskets
Some of these baskets are planted for Sun to Partly Sunny settings and some are for Shade to Partly Sunny.
Moss/Coco Liners can be added to your basket
  • Regular Hanging Baskets
  • Mixed Hanging Baskets
  • Fern Hanging Baskets
  • Extra Large Fern Hanging Baskets
  • Asparagus Fern Hanging Baskets
 
Home & Yard Decorations
  • Statuary
  • Bird Houses & Feeders
 
Other Items
  • Baskets
  • Potting Soil – Miracle Gro
    • 1 cu ft
    • 2 cu ft

In The Concession Stand

  • Homemade Peach Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Apple Cider Slushes
  • Fried Apple & Peach Pies

* All prices are subject to change.

The shelves are stocked with your favorites:

  • Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Butters, Spreads & Marmalades
    • (including some sugar-free options)
  • Honey & Sorghum Molasses
  • Popcorn
  • Mustards, Relishes, Salsas, Sauces & Syrup
  • Salad Dressings
  • Meat Sauces & Preparations
  • Breakfast Fixings
  • Pickled Products & Vegetable Sides
  • Fruit Desserts & Sides
  • Other Meal Fixings including Basket Bounty Soups & Dips Dry Mixes
  • Kentucky Mountain Coffee

We look forward to your visit. Give us a call if you have any questions: 270.781.5303
As always, check-in on our social media channels for current specials.

Coming up:

Check out our new homemade Jackson’s Orchard monthly shipable Fruit of the Month gift box

Map & Directions Use this link

When will your favorite peaches or apples be ready? Use this link to see our Peach & Apple Varieties List

The Concession Stand is now open see details above-Concession Stand Pricing

Got other questions? Tap this link to our FAQ page for answers to questions like:

Are you open during the week? What are your hours? What does it cost to get it? What can I do during the week? May I bring my pet? What about a service animal?

Current Hours

Current hours | 9am-3pm Monday-Saturday | Closed Sunday | Please practice social distancing.