Retailers Ready for Southeast Peaches
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Southeastern and California peach shippers look forward to good quality and strong demand when deals kick off in May.
Fort Valley, Ga.-based Pearson Farm expects to begin shipping peaches about May 10, five to seven days earlier than usual, said Will McGehee, salesman and co-owner.
The warm winter in the Southeast concerned growers early in the season, but a cold blast in January delivered the chill hours growers needed, McGehee said.
“We got just enough,” he said. “We had a good fruit set, and the size is pretty good. It should be a good year for Georgia.”
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