Elberta Peach Jam with Jalapeno
The combination of sun ripened peaches picked at their peak from our Elberta peach orchard and jalapenos fresh from our garden makes an unbeatable taste treat. We add just enough jalapenos to impart their warm spicy flavor with only mild heat. Pairs perfectly on crackers and cheese, delicious on a hot biscuit, or as a glaze for chicken or shrimp.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 Like many of our fruits you won’t find Elberta peaches in the supermarket, they have been replaced by newer varieties which ship better, but these new peaches can’t beat the flavor of the Elberta.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.