|Elberta Fay peach tree blossoming|
last week at Frijole Ranch
The area is blessed with springs, including Smith Spring (pictured below) and Manzanita Spring, both places that attract wildlife. Last week we visited the trail and were delighted to see Frijole Ranch's Centennial Orchard starting to bloom. More on the park's seeps and springs, here.
|Centennial Orchard with the Frijole|
Ranch house in the background
Last week, a couple of varieties of peach trees were flowering and it seemed other fruits were budding as well.
The most beautiful display was from the Elberta Fay peach--Prunus persica--with its label reading: "Originated in the SE United States, cultivated since the early 1800s. Uses: fresh, canned, preserves, dried. Late-ripening yellow freestone variety from which many other peach varieties were cultivated."
|Elberta Fay peach|