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Old 06-14-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Murica
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I use to know where some were in Brookhaven but that was before development in the nineties...

You can still grow them easy people just don't because the bugs; same with apples. Northern GA had entire orchards up till the late eighties.. If you look at old mega-orchard regions even those are now developments..
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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My sister used to live in Byron, and I remember seeing a lot of orchards around there.

Over here in AL, the peach hotspot seems to be Chilton County.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:39 PM
 
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Partly because of my interest in this thread, I bought a couple of peaches at Publix the other day. Today I peeled one to eat it.

It had no flavor at all. I remember peaches being sweet and juicy. This one was juicy but not sweet. What has happened to peaches? This one apparently is from California.

The pear I bought came from Argentina. It doesn't have much flavor either.

Maybe we should be getting our peaches and pears from Georgia peach trees and pear trees?
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Maybe we should be getting our peaches and pears from Georgia peach trees
Many of us have been living our lives that way for years.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Partly because of my interest in this thread, I bought a couple of peaches at Publix the other day. Today I peeled one to eat it.

It had no flavor at all. I remember peaches being sweet and juicy. This one was juicy but not sweet. What has happened to peaches? This one apparently is from California.

The pear I bought came from Argentina. It doesn't have much flavor either.

Maybe we should be getting our peaches and pears from Georgia peach trees and pear trees?
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Many of us have been living our lives that way for years.
Same for tomatoes. Unless locally grown at a farmer's stand or market, just as soon skip the tomatoes in the produce section.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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I even hear that states like South Carolina, New Jersey, and Ohio are trying to claim themselves more of a peach state than GA. California is said to produce more which is understandable but I want to say that GA has more quality than quantity over Cali but SC and NJ can't have better peaches than us.
I am from NJ and I have never heard that. (Moved out of the state less than a year ago and lived 2/3 of my life (now 56) there . I think what may be misunderstood is people like to grow local and saying NJ makes it easier vs. county/town.

It's hard to get a good peach in Jersey in my opinion.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:35 PM
 
Location: The South
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South Carolina peaches are the best in the US and they produce more than any other state. Have no idea why Georgia is the peach state.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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South Carolina peaches are the best in the US and they produce more than any other state. Have no idea why Georgia is the peach state.
urbanmyth, I believe that many moons ago, Georgia, indeed, grew many more peaches than any other state; however, over time, that has changed. Yet, Georigia retained its moniker. I do believe that Georgia peaches are considered to be the best.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:27 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Same for tomatoes. Unless locally grown at a farmer's stand or market, just as soon skip the tomatoes in the produce section.
I agree. We have a great produce stand at the airport on SSI. I always stop there first on the way to the supermarket. Trucked in from Wayne County (Jesup) daily!
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I agree. We have a great produce stand at the airport on SSI. I always stop there first on the way to the supermarket. Trucked in from Wayne County (Jesup) daily!
So much more difficult to find those kind of roadside stands here in the wilds of suburban DFW.
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