Colder weather great for Palisade peaches

Published: May. 20, 2019 at 9:27 PM MDT
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Even though this week's weather has been less than ideal for spending time at the pool, it's been great for Palisade peaches.

Up at Talbott's those peaches look like fuzzy little grapes right now, but Talbott's says the colder weather we've had is perfect for peaches at this stage in their development.

They say when it's hot outside this time of year, the trees focus on providing nutrients to themselves, instead of the fruit. Because the trees are happy and have plenty of moisture, the peaches will be bigger.

"Even with this short cool spell, if we had prescribed the perfect spring that we would most want to experience, this year has been that one so we are very pleased," Charlie Talbott, partner at Talbott Farms, said.

Talbott's tap room will open for summer hours starting Friday.