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The Peach Blossom Trail A suggested driv

The Peach Blossom Trail
A suggested driving route to see peach blossoms between Fbg and Stonewall in Gillespie County . We expect an excellent showing of color this year since the peach trees have had a very good winter
From Fbg drive east on Hwy. 290 13 mi to Gellerman Lane. Left on Gellerman Lane – Vogel’s Peach stand is on the corner. Along Hwy 290 you will see numerous peach stands & several orchards are visible from the highway.Gellerman Lane is home to one of the largest concentrations of peach trees in Texas. There are about 300 acres of peach trees. 3 to 4miles 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 Fbg.At the intersection of FM 2721 and FM 1631, go straight on FM 1631. Another large orchard on the left a few miles past the intersection. 7 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.
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March 12, 2012 - Posted by | Fredericksburg TX

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