Do you remember that feeling of biting into a peach and being completely surprised by how sweet and juicy it is? That's how I recall my first taste of a Cal Red peach, nearly 35 years ago! Since then, our association has come a long way; it is now my favorite peach from the different varieties we grow at Frog Hollow. This beloved fruit is in a class by itself - a true "Oh my God" peach. In fact, it was the Cal Red that made Frog Hollow Farm famous.
These peaches put Frog Hollow Farm on the map of California peach growers way back in 1977 when all we had was an acre of Cal Red peaches. We were a U-pick operation back then and people would line up outside our little farm-stand in Brentwood with buckets in both hands to pick as much as they could. The word soon spread and we started getting orders from local grocery stores that wanted these peaches; this was the first peach they asked for by name. Everyone wanted the Cal Reds and thus was born a new chapter in the history of our small, family-owned operation. Now, we have customers asking for Cal Red peaches from all across the country - even Alaska and Hawaii!
What makes the Cal Red so memorable to discerning peach lovers across the United States is its low acidity and naturally sweet flavor. Aptly named after the Golden State, the Cal Red is a beautiful golden peach marked with a gentle, sun-kissed blush. They have a dense flesh and firm texture.
I hope you get your hands on some of these amazing peaches soon.