A remarkably generous and well-thanked neighbor gave me a box of Harry & David Oregold peaches recently. I've never had an Oregold peach before. During summer in particular, I try to eat locally as much as possible, so I never saw the advantage of an Oregon peach over good ol' South Jersey Peaches. Those Harry & David catalogues make them look and sound like the best fruit ever grown, though, and I've always wondered.
And, for all the advertising and $8.25/lb price tag (before shipping)?
They're good. Maybe a little sweeter and a little prettier than the farmstand ones I get around here, but only a little.
I think I'll stick with Terhune orchards or Battleview.