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May 13, 2024
Georgia Peach Council expects bumper crop of sweet Georgia peaches

The Georgia Peach Council announced it expects a record-breaking crop of particularly sweet Georgia peaches. 

Industry optimism is based on a full winter of productive dormancy and a long, cool spring of perfect weather. Combining these growing conditions with well-rested fruit-bearing trees, has the Georgia Peach Council anticipating a sweet recipe for the best summer of succulent Georgia peaches in multiple decades.

These conditions are also key in providing premium sizing and vibrant color to the fruit.

An image of peaches, one sliced open with pit showing.

 

Georgia Peach Council growers will be picking more than 50 varieties of beautifully blushed peaches across 10,000 acres of manicured orchards. Harvest will begin in early May and will stretch into late August, with promotable volume available for shipping mid-May.

“We’re going to make some friends this summer with the peach crop we have.” Duke Lane, president of the Georgia Peach Council, said in a news release. “We can’t wait to get started!”

“These types of crops are just good for the soul. We work so hard, each and every day, to bring all this sweetness to the world,” Will McGehee, marketing director of the Georgia Peach Council, said in the release. “We just want to shout from the mountain top: ‘Now’s the time to come get your Sweet Georgia peaches!'” 

For more information on the Georgia Peach Council, visit gapeaches.org.


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