Celebrate Gillespie County’s most famous summer crop – peaches – during the Stonewall Peach JAMboree, PBR and Rodeo. The event opens Thursday at 8:00 p.m. with a rodeo. Professional bull riding will be held Friday 8:00 p.m., followed by a dance. A parade will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. And the rodeo continues Saturday night at 8:00 p.m., followed by a dance. For more information and ticket prices, call (830) 644-2735 or visit www.stonewalltexas.com.
Vogel Orchard will host its 2nd Annual Peach Tree Planting Day on Saturday, February 26th, beginning at 9 a.m. You are invited to register for this fun and informative event by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 830-456-2337. Registration slots will be limited to allow for better interaction and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year, all spots filled and a few registrants had to be turned back.
The day’s events will include peach tree planting and care demonstrations, orchard tours, hands-on tree planting, and a Texas German-style barbeque picnic. You will experience peach tree planting on the Vogel family farm and learn how to plant and care for your own peach trees. Families are welcome.
Vogel Orchards sent out an email this week letting us know how the peaches are coming along.
Here’s a very preliminary
update on the outlook for some varieties:
So far, so good — Ruby Prince, Sentinel, Southern Pearl, Majestic,
Red Globe, Dixiland, Redskin, Joslie, FlamePrince
Still questionable — Regal, DixiRed, Harvester, Loring, Ruston Red, O’Henry
Weak — JuneGold, TexRoyal, Gala, Cary Mac
We’ll know more in a few weeks…watch for updates!
Vogel Orchards is harvesting Regal, SpringGold, JuneGold, and Flavorich varities of peaches. Keep up to date with what peach varieties are available on their website.