Did you know that red haven peaches are the most popular peach variety grown in America?
It’s easy to see why red haven peaches are so popular because they have a rich flavor and creamy texture that is perfect for pies, cobblers, or just eating fresh.
When deciding where to buy red haven peaches, there are many factors you to consider such as the location of the farm and product availability.
In this blog post, I compare the red haven peach varieties available at three local Michigan farms.
First, I visited the Wagner Farm in Fenton, MI.
They had red haven peaches available for picking, and they also had a wide variety of other peach varieties. We were impressed with the quality of their red haven peaches and ended up purchasing a large box to take home.
Next, I visited the Alber Orchard in Grand Haven, MI.
They had red haven peaches available for picking, but they were somewhat limited when it came to the other peach varieties available. We did purchase a small box of red haven peaches from Alber Orchard and found that their red haven peaches are very good for fresh eating.
Finally, I visited the Janssen Farm in Grand Rapids, MI.
They had red haven peaches available for picking and they also had a wide variety of other peach varieties available for purchase. We were very impressed with the quality of their red haven peaches and ended up purchasing a large box to take home as well as some other peach varieties because we wanted to try them all.
Below are detailed comparisons and reviews to make it easy for you to choose the right one for your needs.
The Wagner Farm in Fenton, MI.
The Wagner Farm is a great place to find the best Red Haven peach. I visited the farm on a sunny day in the early summer, and I was greeted by the farm owner, Doug Wagner.
Wagner has been working at the farm for over 25 years, and he is passionate about providing the best products to his customers. He showed me around the property, and we stopped at the peach orchard.
There were 3 different varieties of Red Haven peach trees: Harvester, Loring, and Sentinel. Doug Wagner allowed me to taste each variety to see which one was my favorite. The Harvester had a nice sweetness and balance to it, while the Sentinel was a bit tart but still very delicious.
My favorite was the Loring, which had the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. Wagner told me that the Loring is his most popular variety of Red Haven peach, and I can see why.
When looking for the best peach in the market, you may be wondering what the differences are between the three most popular types: Harvester, Loring, and Sentinel. All three types are red fleshed peaches, but they do have some distinct differences in size and flavor.
The Harvester peach is the smallest of the three, typically measuring at 2-3 inches in diameter. It is also the sweetest, with a rich and juicy flavor.
The Loring peach is larger than the Harvester, measuring in at 3-4 inches in diameter. It has a more subtle sweetness and a firmer texture.
The Sentinel peach is the largest of the, measuring in at 4-5 inches in diameter. It is the least sweet, with a more tart flavor.
The Harvester peach is a cross between the Harper and Redhaven varieties. It is larger than the Loring but smaller than the Sentinel. The flesh of this variety is more compact, making it firmer to the bite. The flavor of this type of peach is less acidic with a hint of sweetness that lingers in your mouth after consuming it.
All three types of peaches have a sweet flavor. However, the Sentinel variety has a slightly stronger flavor than the other two types. The Harvester and Loring varieties have a similar flavor, while the Sentinel variety has a slightly stronger flavor.
If you are looking for a sweet peach with good size, the Loring variety is the best option. However, if you are looking for a peach with a stronger flavor, the Sentinel variety is the best option.
The Alber Orchard in Grand Haven, MI
The owner of Alber Orchard touts the Red Haven Peach as one of his favorite varieties. He claims it to be sweet, juicy and flavorful. Furthermore, he claims that it’s the best peach for pie because it cuts without turning brown or getting soggy. This orchard also specializes in blueberries, apples, pears and plums.
One day on my visit to Alber Orchard, I sampled three different varieties of peaches on the table at the entrance the Red Haven, Lady Ruby and Elberta peach. Each was different in flavor profile and consistency. My favorites were the Lady Ruby and Red Haven peaches, I loved their sweet flavors with subtle hints of tart. The Elberta peach was also good, but it was more firm and less juicy than the other two.
I sampled a number of different varieties of peaches from Alber Orchard in Grand Haven this year, but my favorite was the Red Haven peach.
The Red Haven peach is a high quality peach with bright color and a rich flavor. It’s one of the most popular types of peaches available in the midwest.
The red skin is an indicator that this peach will be sweet and juicy on the inside. It was soft to touch and tasted great. I would eat it again if given a chance.
The Lady Ruby peach was another variety we sampled at Alber Orchard and I also found it to be quite tasty. The Lady Ruby has dark red skin and is best eaten when fully ripe.
Sweet, juicy flesh with some tartness.
This is because it develops a richer, sweeter flavor after ripening and will then have less fiber than if it were eaten while firm.
The Elberta peach has yellow skin and is especially fragrant. This peach was also hard to the touch, but it had a good flavor.
The Elberta peach isn’t as popular in the Midwest, but it is also high quality and can be eaten while firm or when fully ripe.
The Janssen Farm in Grand Rapids, MI
After a long day of work, there’s nothing like the sweet and juicy taste of a Red Haven peach to calm your senses and rejuvenate your tired spirit. The Red Haven peach is a variety of peach that is known for its sweetness, juiciness, and delicate flavor. I will compare three different Red Haven peaches that I sampled from the Janssen Farm in Grand Rapids, MI.
The first Red Haven peach that I tasted was from a tree that was growing on the edge of the farm property. This peach had smooth skin with a reddish orange hue. It was extremely juicy with a sweet and delicate flavor. The second Red Haven peach that I tasted was from a tree that was in the middle of the farm property. This peach had rougher skin with a light orange hue. It was also extremely juicy, but it had a slightly more tart flavor than the first peach. The third Red Haven peach that I tasted was from a grocery store. This peach had smooth skin with a light orange hue. It was less juicy than the other two peaches, and it had a slightly bland flavor.
After tasting all three of these Red Haven peaches, my favorite one was the first one that I sampled from the edge of the farm property. It had an amazing sweetness and juiciness that made it irresistible to eat. The rougher skin of the second peach was a bit of a turnoff for me, and the bland flavor of the third peach made it my least favorite one. Overall, I thought that all three of these Red Haven peaches were delicious, but the first one was my personal favorite.
All are great with sweet flavor, rich color and large, firm size. But it will be clearer if I make a comparison between the 3 farms in the objective way that I give below:
– The Wagner Farm, in Fenton, MI: to be a medium sized peach with good color. The texture was nice and not too creamy. It’s easy to bite into without too much juice seeping out. This is a solid choice for the marketplace because of it’s flavor profile and its size/shape.
– The Alber Orchard in Grand Haven, MI: this peach has a really pretty honey pink shade that presents nicely on the shelf or is picked from your tree. The texture is very smooth which allows you to eat it without fear of getting sticky fingers. They’re one of our favorites because they have such great flavor which pairs well with desserts like pies & cobblers.
– The Janssen Farm, in Grand Rapids, MI: a small to medium sized peach that is extremely sweet and juicy. It has a good flavor profile with only the slightest hint of tartness. This peach should be picked firm so it can ripen on your countertop or table over time which will allow for its sweetness to really shine through.
The Red Haven peach is a variety of peach that has been cultivated to be sweet, juicy, and delicate. The three varieties I sampled from the Janssen Farm in Grand Rapids had different degrees of sweetness which was my favorite part about this post! My personal favorite was the first one that I tasted because it really showcased how wonderful these peaches can taste when they are fully ripe after being picked firm. All three of these peaches were delicious, but if you’re looking for something with less tartness than go with either Wagner or Alber Orchard’s selection.