Suncrest Peaches - now, Gravenstein Apples - 8/1
Off today to get a box of Suncrest peaches from the Peter A. Wolfe Ranch at 164 Payne Ave. in Brentwood. It's a short season, so its time to take advantage of this wonderful peach. www.peterwolfe.com They also have Sugar Lady White Peaches for picking. They also generally have honey and tomatoes but it may be a little early. 8 am to 2 pm today, generally 9 am to 4 pm.
I talked to Mr. Walker last night and he said that Walker Apples would open August 1st with Gravensteins. Walker Apples is at the end of Upp Road (really) off Graton Rd in Graton (near Sebastopol). Their apples are not irrigated and have a lot of flavor. He grows 25 or more varieties; free tastes of what's been harvested. They will be open from August till late October or early November. Wonderful apples, very nice people.
Reporting back from Brentwood... Plenty hot there today. The full box of picked Suncrest peaches is $20. Tomatoes, striped Brandywines (?). some Beefsteak, some green $2/lb. U-Pick for Elbertas and a White Peach. They said that Monday might be the last day for these varieties of peach because of the weather. If you like peaches, go!