Palisade peaches are finally back in season. A local orchard picked and packed it's first harvest of the year on Wednesday.
Owners at High Country Orchard say the peaches are about two weeks early this year, but that is a good sign for their business because it means two weeks longer they can sell their fruit.
Crews begin picking peaches around 7:00 am. They say they only pick the big ones because those are the ones that will have the most juice and flavor.
HCO plants several sections of it's peach trees. Each get ripe at a different time which allows crews to harvest daily and give buyers the freshest peaches.
the orchard is family owned and the high family says they'd rather have the peaches come early than late.
"Before we would have people come in and ask if we had peaches and we'd say no they're still two weeks out and so it's better to have the peaches when people want peaches," Keenan High said.
Once all of the ripe peaches were picked, crews began packing them up for shipment and selling to locals. The orchard says it will be picking peaches for the next two months.
Experts say even though the peaches are ready earlier this year than in years past, they will taste just as good, if not better.