Once in a while, I will get one of each, but usually I’ll get 2-4 and can go back the next day for more if I really like it. You can often make a good guess based on the looks and smell (sugar spots on nectarines, etc). I just counted and there are 16 different stores, across 8 chains where I buy food at least occasionally. At least 2/3 are ones I go past several times a week or more. Most parts of the country may not have as much variety in as tight a space. And I think there are even more- I’ve seen a few others that I’ve thought about adding. That doesn’t even include Chinatown in Flushing, which my wife stops by on the way to badminton sometimes.
There is definitely a lot of money in Greenwich. I play badminton at the Y and at one point they were closing each year from Thanksgiving to March (gymnastics equipment in the way). So one of the members built a court at his next multi-million dollar house. Not putting a net up in the yard, but a multi-story inside facility…
Though I’m not a triple digit millionaire, I’ve thought about getting nectarines from them or Andy’s orchard or muscadines from Isons, but would feel bad about spending that much money. But it’s tempting. Years ago, I did do it one time for apples from Cummins, just to try some of the interesting varieties. I may change my mind at some point, but at the moment I have enough fruit, even if it isn’t always as good as I’d like it. What I really need is to find a top-notch source for nectarines and plums in Jan/Feb, as all I have left at that point is apples and maybe a few Asian pears.
To bring things back around to growing late peaches:
I went to their site and saw a few other interesting late options as well- they have a “Summer Flare” series (peaches and nectarines) which extends from late May to early October. And they consider Carnival to be ready at the end of the first week of September. So the stuff they have for October, may really be the first week of November here, which is about 10 days past first frost for me. I’m not sure how peaches will do with frosts. Autumn Flame and Autumn Gem are both just past Carnival, which looks more promising.
Looking at their online store, I see a bunch of interesting ones.
September Honey- Mid-Sept, juicy
September Sweet Snow - Sept, sugary
October Sugar- Early Oct
October Snow- Early Oct, firm
Autumn Angel- Oct, white
Autumn Flame- early Sept, mild
Autumn Marble- mid-Sept, small, lots of flavor
Autumn Marvel- late Sept
Fireball- mid-Sept, small with zing
Kandi Korn- Early Oct, interesting colored flesh
Pink Diamond- Mid Sept, large
September Snow Saucer- mid Sept, white donut
Their trees are pretty expensive ($70, shipped in 5 gal pots). I think @scottfsmith may have gotten a few from them in the past, though I’m not sure how they turned out.