Colorado Palisade Peaches
Each year, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of sweet, juicy, golden Palisade peaches. And we know you love them too.
For a limited time, you can have Palisade peaches delivered.
Boxes are 8 lbs and contain from 18 to 25 peaches depending on peach sizes. For current pricing, click here.
Order these delicious peaches to go with cream on your cereal, or to use for canning, peach pies, and home-made peach ice cream.
People used to drive over to Grand Junction just to get these mouth-watering peaches. But now you can just order them online and have them delivered with your dairy delivery.
They come from the 100 year old farm of Talbott’s Mountain Gold, in Palisade, Colorado’s premier fruit company and supplier of our apple juice and cider.
We hope that Palisade Peaches will become an annual tradition at Longmont Dairy. We expect the demand to be high, so pre-order to assure your delivery. When the last peach is gone, you’ll have to wait until next year.
Why Palisade Peaches from Talbott’s are Different.
- Talbott’s waits to pick the fruit until it is as mature as possible yet still bruise free. As they harvest, they look for a naturally tree-ripe peach that is fully sweetened yet still firm. This is achieved by passing through an orchard multiple times inspecting fruit on every branch of every tree and selecting only the fruit that is mature on that day. Some trees may be picked over as many as 5 or 6 times over a 12 to 14 day harvest time-frame for that variety.
- Talbott’s grows 12 varieties of peaches. This allows them to extend the season as one variety finishes harvesting and another begins.
- Palisade peaches taste different because of the climate and soils of Western Colorado. The high elevation climate is arid with over 300 days of sunshine annually. Talbott’s orchards are planted in mineral rich alluvial soils and are nourished by Colorado river water bringing high mountain spring snowmelt to the thirsty desert river valleys. At approximately 5,000 feet elevation, the intensity of sunlight coupled with wide swings in temperature significantly intensifies the sweetness and flavors found in all the peach varieties grown. The hot days allow the fruit to size and sweeten and the cool nights allow the peaches to retain the intensified flavor.