Early end to deal boosts Georgia peaches - The Packer

Early end to deal boosts Georgia peaches

07/18/2012 11:21:00 AM
Andy Nelson

SunWest expects high-quality fruit through September.

“The sizing is good and the brix and taste have been very good,” he said.

Industry-wide, California peach volumes are likely off about 15-25% this season because of hail damage, Sankey said.

Nectarine, plum volumes down

California nectarine volumes also are off about 15-25%, and sizing is smaller than last year, though overall quality is good and demand strong, Sankey said.

Markets also are strong for California red and black plums, Sankey said.

“It’s a lighter crop, and markets are stronger than normal,” he said.

Plum volumes were peaking in mid-July, offering retailers perhaps the best chance of the summer to promote, Sankey said.

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Larry Yonce    
Johnston,SC 29832  |  July, 31, 2012 at 10:21 AM

This article referring to an early end of the southeastern peach deal has given buyers of South Carolina peaches an impression that peaches are not available Georgia growers must not be aware that commercial quantities of the "tastier peach" will be available through the month of Sept. Please advise your readers that the Georgia peach may be finished but not in South Carolina.

September, 14, 2013 at 03:43 PM

Very True

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