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US: Texas peach harvest commencing May

Texas is getting ready to harvest its peaches early this year. After a good chill period the warm first months of 2012 has brought out the blossoms early.

"We are looking forward to the 2012 harvest season starting in mid-May," said Dianne Eckhardt, president of the Hill Country Fruit Council.

Gillespie is the largest peach-producing county in Texas, with more than 1,500 acres in commercial peach production. The typical peach tree can produce three to four 50-pound bushels of peaches in a year.

Ripening dates usually run from early-mid may for Springold and bicentennial varieties.

All will be well provided the trees can avoid a late frost.

Source: www.gosanangelo.com

Publication date: 3/27/2012


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