Florida Peaches Coming Into Their Own As Deal Matures

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Summertime is known for sweet Southern peaches, but research and farm innovation has pushed that season back further every year.

The Florida peach industry is just about a decade old. Early season varieties out of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences now have Florida in the market in what was once a six-week gap between the end of the Chilean import season and the start of the Georgia and South Carolina crop.

We stopped by Florida Classic Growers in Dundee, FL — one of the early adopters of the Florida peach program — for an update on how the deal has grown up and how this season is coming along.

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