Elberta Peach Jam - Ridgedale Orchard & Vineyard
Elberta Peach Jam - Ridgedale Orchard & Vineyard

Elberta Peach Jam


Elberta peaches are a famed Georgia peach with incredible flavor and perfect for making 
jam. Because we pick our peaches at the peak of ripeness and handcraft the jam in small batches with less sugar, a bite of our Elberta Peach Jam taste just like a fresh peach! Smother your breakfast breads with it, stir a little into your hot cereal, spoon it over ice cream or use as a basting sauce when grilling.

Our peach jam is made from Elberta peaches we grow in our orchard. Elberta is a famed peach for canning, originating in Georgia in 1870 and named after the wife of Georgia peach grower Samuel Rumph. Renowned for its sweet succulent fruit, this attractive yellow fruit has splashes of crimson when ripe. Like many of our fruits you won’t find Elberta peaches in the supermarket, they have been replaced by newer varieties which ship better, but these new peaches can’t beat the flavor of the Elberta.

To capture the fantastic flavor of these peaches, we process them directly from the tree. We’ve found peaches like several other fruits lose flavor when refrigerated. This is one advantage of both growing the fruit and processing the jam!  As with all of our jams and jellies we us about 20% less sugar in our recipes.

Elberta peach tree growing in our orchard.