A suggested driving route to see peach blossoms between
Fredericksburg and Stonewall in Gillespie County
We expect an excellent showing of color this year since the peach trees have had a very good winter!
Gellerman Lane is home to one of the largest concentrations of peach trees in Texas. Several families have their orchards in this sandy-soil area and there are about 300 acres of peach trees. Three to four miles north of Hwy. 290, orchards are visible for more than a mile. Continue on Gellerman Lane to the intersection of FM 2721. Turn left (west) on FM 2721 toward Fredericksburg.
At the intersection of FM 2721 and FM 1631, go straight on FM 1631. There is another large orchard on the left a few miles past the intersection. Seven miles from the intersection, FM 1631 intersects Main Street. This route is about 35 miles in length and should take 45-50 minutes to drive.
Did you know?
- Gillespie County is the largest peach-producing county in Texas.
- There are over 1,400 acres of peaches in commercial production. This accounts for 40% of Texas’ peach crop.
- Stonewall is home to the Peach Jamboree, the third weekend in June.
- The average peach tree can produce 3-4 bushels of peaches in a year. A bushel weighs 50 pounds.
Current Varieties Available right now (as of June 2):
June Gold, Ruby Prince, Dixired, and Regal peaches