Hidden Bend Retreat, Romney West Virginia

Romney, WV

Monday, July 22, 2013

Peach Surprise!

I bought a cheap/small peach tree last year at a local nursery and we put it out front of the workshop. Used a lot of composted alpaca manure in the hole when it was planted but with our shale ground, didn't expect much. It's only about 4' high but we were surprised in the spring when we saw some flowers and peaches starting to grow. We ended up with about 14 peaches, small but Donna says they are really good, very sweet and juicy! Hampshire County is known for their peach crops so maybe it was too easy- we also planted an apple tree but no apples this year. In fact, the first annual West Virginia Peach Festival will bhe held in Romney from August 7-11. Here's a link if you want more news!

West Virginia Peach Festival Aug 7-11

Hidden Bend Retreat 2013 Peach Crop

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I've thought about planting a peach tree in the back yard for years. My parents had one when I was growing up and there's nothing quite like a peach picked straight from the tree!