2009 ann arbor farmers market peaches are in - apricots too
A quick post on my way from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market to work at AnnArbor.com. It's art fair today, so there will be a zillion people on Liberty Street; the food coop is pretty quiet.
The notable new item at farmer's market today was peaches. Two vendors, Erie Orchards and Kapnick Orchards, both had peaches for sale - Kapnick had the Flaming Fury variety, and Erie had Garnet Beauty. Here's what the net has to say about both of these:
"Flamin' Fury" is a line of patented fruit varieties (23 different sorts of peaches) which includes cultivars ranging from PF 1 which matures very early to PF Big George which matures very late. This list of varieties shows the whole range - most are clingstone or semiclingstone, especially the earlier ones.
Garnet Beauty is a bud mutation of the Red Haven peaches and was discovered in Garnet Bruner's orchard in Ontario. It's listed as a semiclingstone.
There were apricots at market too - yum.
A bud mutation of Red Haven, this cultivar was selected in the Garnet Bruner Orchard, of Ontario, Canada