florida peaches

Agri View: Florida Peaches

Dan Agri View, Tree, nut & vine crops

florida peachesEverett Griner talks about Florida peaches, possible a new crop for Florida, in today’s Agri View.

I recently did an article about Georgia farmers growing citrus fruit. Well, now I have a feature story about growing peaches in Florida.

The stories are very similar. The practice is very limited at this time. But, it is fairly certain that more Florida farmers are carefully watching this new venture.

Although limited in production right now. The crop is doing well. When harvested, it found a ready market. It is not your typical peach tree. It is a tree produced for Florida soil and weather. It is slightly smaller than its northern counterpart. It is otherwise about the same.

It takes a lot of work to grow and harvest a crop, just like anywhere else. And, this is mostly experimental. It could be the beginning of something big. Florida peaches. We will just have to wait and see.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…

Image credit: UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department/Stonefruit Blog