Address: 6800 W 201st Terrace, Bucyrus KS 66013 / (913) 851-7414
Vine - Ripened
About Us / Tubby Fruits History: We specialize in fresh-picked, tree-ripened peaches and cherries, cane-ripened blackberries and home-grown tomatoes. Our goal is to sell the tastiest and most succulent fruit we can. All our fruits are locally grown and picked in Stilwell KS, or our other orchard in Belton MO.
Here is an expert from our Website:
"Ever wonder why peaches from the store don't taste very good? The answer is actually pretty simple. They are picked too early. It's not that farmers want to pick them early; it's that they are forced to. If peaches destined for the grocery store were picked ripe, they would be mush by the time they were picked, sorted, packed, trucked to a wholesaler, trucked to a retailer, and put on the shelves (This is also true for blackberries.) They just spend too much time in the distribution chain to be picked ripe. Additionally, grocery store peaches need to be picked "rock hard" to withstand the rigors of stacking, trucking, and handling by grocery store personnel and customers. Peaches picked anywhere close to peak ripeness bruise too easily and will not tolerate modern shipping and handling practices. So, most wholesale peach growers have to pick them early and green to get a decent looking fruit on the store shelves. Unfortunately, peaches picked this early won't develop the sugars to make them truly sweet. Too many times they end up dry and mealy. Yuck!
Fortunately, we don't have to deal with those issues at Tubby Fruits. We can leave our peaches on the trees as long as we want. We don't stack peaches, so we don't have to be as concerned about bruising. We don't have to truck peaches the way wholesalers do, so we don't have the issues with spoilage. This enables us to pick our peaches at near peak ripeness. Many times the peaches you buy from us are picked that very day! The difference is huge!
Our Belton orchard offers U-pick and We-pick. Our small Stilwell orchard only offers We-pick (we don't offer U-pick at Stilwell).