Welcome to the 4th Generation of Tracey's Orchard!
A family-owned business serving the Franklin County area since 1962.
After a busy winter of pruning, trimming, and caring for the orchard, we experience a breath taking view of spring. The seemingly endless rows of blossoms are a sight, but also are very vulnerable at this time to frosts and freezes. This is one factor that dictates our crop for the season.
Our sales season begins in June. This is when we begin taking orders for fruit. Give us a call, tell us how many quart of cherries or the amount of peaches, pears, or apples you need and what variety you prefer. When we begin picking that particular item, and get to your name on the list, we’ll give you a call and arrange for you to come for your fruit. Our fruit stand opens for business when we begin picking sweet cherries.
Our sweet cherry varieties are Ulster, Emperor Francis (Yellow), and Hedelfenkin. They usually ripen around the third week of June, depending, of course, on “Mother Nature”.
Our sour cherry (or Montmorency) crop is available for you already picked or you may pick your own. They ripen around July 4. Apricots also ripen at this time, as well as Black Raspberries and Blueberries.
Our various varieties of nectarines ripen July through August.
Peach season begins in July. Our first variety of peaches is Harbinger and then Flaming Fury. They are followed by Garnet Beauty, Early Red Haven, Harbelle, and Red Haven. Our “mid-season” peaches are Sun Haven, Sunhigh, John Boy, and Loring. Our “late season” brings Blake, Biscoe, Crest Haven, Jersey Queen, Redskins, Laurel,Victoria,O’Henry, and Encore. We also have three varieties of White Peaches available throughout the season. Our peach season usually extends through mid-Sept.
All other fresh produce (ie. peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, cantaloupe, sweet corn, pumpkins, green beans, etc.) is locally grown.
Plums begin mid-July with our Methley Plum. The end of July brings one of our favorites, Golden Plums, and August sees the Stanley Prune Plums
Pear Season begins in late August with Red and Yellow Bartlett, and ends with Bosc in early October.
Apple Season begins in July with Lodi. August brings us Summer Rambo, Gala, and Ginger Gold. We continue with Smokehouse, Red Delicious, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome, York,Stayman, Fuji, Cameo, Granny Smith, Nittany, and Pink Lady.
We sell Cider when our apples supply us with a good blend for great taste and continues through spring. Come try our special blend!
We stay open with a sales clerk until the week before Christmas (not all varieties are available until the end of the season). From Christmas through spring, we are open by appointment,with variety availability depending upon demand.
We appreciate all orders. Walk-ins are welcome. Feel free to call for additional information. We do appreciate when you bring your own containers.
Thanks from all of us at Tracey’s Orchard!
June through Labor Day
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Labor Day through Thanksgiving
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mon. Thurs. & Fri. - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm