Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Millions of Peaches...Peaches for me!
One of the best things about living in Alabama is being able to eat Chilton County peaches right off the trees.
It hasn't rained much in Alabama this summer, but it's still green in the orchard.
These are Elberta peaches from the Culp family orchard in Jemison.
Elbertas are larger and easier to eat than many early-season Alabama peaches. They are my second-favorite. My first favorite peach is the General Lee peach. General Lees have white flesh (big surprise there) and are very sweet. They are so hard to find that most people have never eaten a General Lee peach. I am a lucky girl. If I have a daughter I will call her "General Lee Peach Smith."
My mom has never eaten a General Lee.
She doesn't care.
I wish I lived in a peach tree.