The 2014 Peach crop is very light. We are considering whether to open for
Peach U-picking this year. We hope to make a decision by July 20th.
We experienced extensive tree loss in the older peach orchards form the
Extreme winter of 2013-14.
We think the peaches should begin to ripen about August 10-15th.
Updated July 5, 2014
Red Haven – Ripens by August 7th Semi cling stone early
in their season, the Red Haven is the most recognized
and popular peach, sweet and juicy, somewhat soft flesh.
Glo Haven – Ripens about one and 1 ½ weeks after Red Haven, A
large free stone variety, firm flesh sweet flavor with a zing.
Coral Star– Ripen with Red Kist. Large somewhat
triangular in shape, these freestone peaches taste great. They
have a firm flesh and transport well.
Blazing Star- Ripen with Glo Haven. Large, solid fleshed,
freestone and have delicious flavor.
Crest Haven – Ripening Just before Labor Day, is a yellow,
firm fleshed freestone peach. Has a sweet tangy flavor.
Shafer Orchards 207 W. Shafer Rd., Baroda MI 49101 (269) 422-1972