Learn all about the Loring peaches so you know what to expect when you buy them from an orchard or at a farmer's market.
As the peach season continues, the peaches seem to be getting bigger and bigger. I found some of the biggest peaches I have ever had at the Saline Farmer's Market way back in 2010.
The vendor said the variety was called Lawrence, which is a type of Loring peach. Flaming Fury peaches are similar in that there are over 20 types of Flaming Fury, all tasting pretty much the same.
🍑 What is a Loring Peach?
The Loring has been around for quite a while. It was first released to fruit growers in 1946. It was created in Missouri. The Loring is a mid-season variety that typically ripens 22 days after Red Havens. The Red Haven is such an important peach other varieties are measured against how much earlier or later they ripen than Red Haven.
🙋 Clingstone or Freestone?
At the point in the season when Loring peaches are ready to harvest are mostly freestone peaches. The pits of Loring peaches will easily come out, which makes them easier to process if you are going to make jam, pies, or can.
Here is what I think of this peach variety on a scale of 1-10.
I really enjoyed this peach. It had a good peach flavor, with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity and it was quite juicy. These peaches are pretty large in size. They are the biggest I have reviewed this year. That size is good for canning since there is less work to do if you have larger peaches.
If you had a Loring peach what do you think of them? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
🛒 Where to Buy
Here is a list of some orchards where you can find Loring peaches. Some you may be able to pick yourself even.
- Overhiser Orchards (South Haven, MI)
- Wind Drift Orchards (Harrah, OK)
- Cardinal Farms Peaches (Henderson, KY)
- The Peters Orchard (Gardners, PA)
- Jaemor Farms (Alto, GA)
- Sherwood Orchards (Sherwood, OR)
- Brecknook Orchards (Mohnton, PA)
- Bennett Orchards (Frankford, DE)
- Jenschke Orchards (Fredericksburg, TX)
I found that the variety is grown all over the country in areas with different climates showing that it's a pretty adaptable variety.
Where is the best place to buy a good peach? Click here to read my article on shopping for peaches.