Peaches

FDA shows findings following summer 2020 outbreak linked to peaches

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in peaches. The FDA and multiple state and federal partners investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections... more »

New Jersey peach growers focus on thinning to produce large fruit

Fruit thinning is a labor intensive practice for peach growers in New Jersey. It is an expensive practice done mostly by hand, but a necessary cost because it is so important to produce large fruit... more »

Georgia peach farm introduces free two-day shipping nationwide

Fresh Georgia peaches are closer than ever. This summer, Pearson Farm introduces free two-day delivery for all peach orders. June until early August, Pearson Farm ships farm-fresh Georgia peaches throughout most of the continental United... more »

Texas growers expect bumper peach, blackberry crops

Texas peach and blackberry producers are reporting above-average fruit sets, good growing conditions and very few issues as they near harvests, and are expecting high demand, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein,... more »

Fungal biologists fighting peach tree-killing pathogen

Many a Coloradan looks forward to that first, juicy bite of a Palisade peach every summer. Demand for the famous Western Slope fruit never runs dry, but the state’s $40 million peach industry is under... more »

Arkansas peaches, muscadines hardest hit in 2021’s second historic freeze event

In the overnight hours of April 20, temperatures fell into the 20s across about half the state, triggering the second historic freeze event in 2021. While many horticulture producers were able to prepare by covering... more »

Prima Wawona announces major stone fruit expansion

Prima Wawona, a Fresno, California-based grower and marketer of conventional and organic peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots announced April 23 that it is expanding its acreage by another 2,600 acres devoted to growing stone fruit.... more »

Newly planted, established peach trees benefit from irrigation in UGA study

While peach orchards are a common sight throughout middle and south Georgia – helping the Peach State live up to its name – peach producers need more than just the title to ensure that both... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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