Porter’s Livesay Orchards Announces Another Significant Peach Loss | New
Unfortunately, Porter’s Livesay Orchards isn’t taking a break from its peach harvest.
The famed Porter Orchard announced on June 16 that it would suffer “another significant loss” in its 2022 summer peach harvest. Around this time last year, staff announced that they would faced an unprecedented shortage of peaches.
There is only one factor to blame for both years: the weather.
This year, staff blame a severe hailstorm that blew on May 5. Apparently the storm knocked down a lot of peaches, and some of the peaches that the hail didn’t knock down were damaged.
“We don’t know the exact numbers, but we hope to have more than last year,” the staff said on their Facebook page. To put it into perspective, co-owner Kent Livesay said the late frost on April 21, 2021 killed about 80% of their peach crop.
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Livesay Orchards hours of operation have changed due to peach harvest availability. Like last year, it’s important to check their Facebook page for opening hours and changes to their schedule. You can also call them at 918-0483-2102 to make sure they are open before you overdo it. Right now their plan is to be open 1-2 days a week in the summer.
The staff said they will mainly have peaches, spring prince and caro red. Besides peaches, they will also have blackberries, fresh produce, Porter Peach jarred produce, and a plethora of other fresh produce.
Their first day of opening was Friday, June 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Wagoner County American-Tribune called Kent Livesay for more information. Check for updates at wagonercountyat.com