It has taken Jamie and I a few years to understand Colorado peaches. Back East, peaches were a summer given. Mid July brought huge harvests. We even had a nicely productive peach tree sprout from beside our ( poorly managed) compost heap that hung with admittedly small, though luscious fruit for several years.
Two Colorado summers in a row left us wishing for Virginia peaches. By late July we gave up. But this year we decided to check out Palisade on our way back from Ouray July 28th abd the peaches were just startung to come in! We got a bunch, ate some and froze others. Yum. Then we ordered a ' half box' of organic CO peaches to help support the local high school... even better! And just yesterday i got more organic ones from a local veggie stand ( not exactly sure where in the state they are from...will have to ask ), and they are even sweeter and more deeply flavored than the last ! We are now, needless to say, shameless cheerleaders of our state's late summer prize.