What does summer in Texas taste like? Juicy, local peaches! We got the first peach harvest of the season from Lightsey Farms in Mexia, Texas last week, and they taste great! Lightsey grows 15 varieties of peaches each year, and the first to come in this year was Spring Crest variety.
These peaches are small, about the size of a raquetball. If you’re not a fan of peach fuzz, this is the one for you – its beautiful color and very light fuzz make it a lovely peach to eat out of hand.
The Spring Crest Peach’s small size makes it just right for tucking into a lunch, or eating as a morning snack. Bakers and canners may opt to wait for a larger variety later in the summer, though, since the Spring Crest’s small size means it will take several peaches to yield enough flesh for a pie or jar of preserves.
We’ll keep you up to date as we receive additional varieties of peaches when the season deepens. After all, summer without peaches is the pits!