Peach Picking in Texas: 6 U-Pick Peach Farms & Orchards

I have compiled a collection of the top peach farms in Texas where you can personally pick freshly grown peaches.

Need some pro tips before you head to the farm? Find exactly what you need to know in my guide, Peach Picking Tips, to be sure you have a fantastic experience and head back home laden with only the best peaches.

1. Harvest Season Farm (Tomball, TX)

Harvest Season Farm is an abandoned 90s airstrip that was turned into an orchard. You’ll find more than just organically grown peaches for picking here!

A large pavilion with a BBQ, fire pit, and picnic tables means you can spend the day if you bring a lunch. Stay to play volleyball or other games, and be sure to try their fresh honey! 

  • Location: 21110 Bauer Hockley, Tomball, TX 77377
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and white
  • Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. based on crop availability 
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Loquats, figs, Asian pears, Asian persimmon

2. Gemini Peach and Rose Farm (Denton, TX)

Peaches and roses are two lovely creations, and both just scream “Summer!” This farm is known for breeding new hybridized roses and offers 15 different varieties of peaches for picking.

Come pick your favorite peach varieties, and then guide yourself through the beautiful gardens for as long as you’d like! (Don’t forget to bring sunscreen!)

  • Location: 1301 Haggard Lane, Denton, TX 76201
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and white
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Only peaches are available

3. Jenkins Farms Peach Orchard (Ravenna, TX)

Jenkins Farms is a family-owned farm that was started in the 90s. You’ll find a friendly environment for the family to pick tree-ripened peaches, blackberries, and plums.

They only accept cash or checks, so be sure to come prepared. They update their Facebook page daily, so check there for updates, or call for information.

  • Location: 269 County Road 1600, Ravenna, TX 75476
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Blackberries and plums

4. Neal’s Berry Farm (Waller, TX)

This family-owned farm is owned and operated by former restaurant owners who discovered they enjoyed growing food more than cooking it.

Their first crop was blackberries, inspired by the blackberry pies they used to make.

The farm has expanded from a blackberry patch with many more delicious pick-your-own fruit and vegetable varieties.

Although the farm is not officially registered as organic, they employ organic methods whenever possible.

Be sure to check for picking updates because not all fruits and vegetables are available at the same time. 

  • Location: 21104 Binford Rd., Waller, TX 77484
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow, white, nectarines
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Figs, beets, carrots, onions, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, okra, green beans, radish, dill, flowers, blackberries, grapes, apples
A fresh peach cradled by a pair of cupped hands.

5. Jenschke Orchards (Fredericksburg, TX)

Jenschke Orchards is much more than a farm to pick fruit, and everyone in the family will find fun here! This is one of the best places around for popular peach varieties and a day of fun.

Aside from peaches, you can also enjoy a corn maze, wagon rides, cowboy roping, pony rides, a bubble barn, farm animals, tether ball, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, and so much more. You can easily make a day of it! 

Take some time to rest and enjoy a meal at Leroy’s Tex Mex BBQ and Biergarten before you return to picking peaches or having fun with activities!

Started in 1961, the farm claims to have the best-tasting peaches in Texas, and based on their love for growing and family, I wouldn’t doubt it! 

  • Location: 8301 East US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and white
  • Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees

6. Childress Farms (Cross Plains, TX)

Childress Farms won’t try to amuse you with anything more than fresh fruit and nuts, but their quality shows!

The farm is a great stop in the summer for local peaches and pecans.  You can also select Christmas trees in the winter.

Make it a family tradition to visit the Childress farm more than just in the summer. Be sure to call for availability during the peach-picking season.

  • Location: 11028 County Rd. 452 Cross Plains, TX 76443
  • Types of Peaches: Yellow and white 
  • Hours: Call for hours 
  • Other U-Pick Fruits Available: Pecans, Christmas trees

Tips for Storing Peaches

It is best to store your peaches at room temperature if they need to ripen more. Do not refrigerate them!

Refrigerating them will cause them to ripen slower, and they will dry out in a few days.

Protect your peaches by laying them flat rather than stacking them because they bruise easily with weight on top of them. 

To speed the ripening process, place the peaches in a paper bag overnight. If they still aren’t quite ready, leave them in the bag for another 24 hours or so.

Don’t forget to wash the peaches before eating them fresh or making peach jam or jelly, peach cobbler, homemade peach ice cream, peach butter, or anything else you want.