Georgia Peaches

The history of peach in the State of Georgia started a long time ago with Samuel H. Rumph, "father of the Southern Peach Industry."

Mr. Rumph inherited from his forbears a love of horticulture. After his father's death, Samuel was reared by his mother on his grandparent's plantation.

Read more about the history of Georgia peaches

GA's Top 10 Counties
for Peaches*

  1. Peach
  2. Taylor
  3. Macon
  4. Crawford
  5. Bleckley
  6. Hall
  7. Habersham
  8. Schley 
  9. Monroe
  10. Henry

*Georgia Farm Gate Value Report 2022

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Georgia AG News

Peach growers are looking forward to a fruitful season as the weather this winter and spring have been near-perfect for the sensitive crop. This year is projected to be a much-needed comeback from the disastrous season they experienced after a late freeze in March 2023 took out more than 90% of the state's crop. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Growers hopeful 2024 peach season will rebound from disastrous 2023
With no freezing temperatures in the forecast and hope for strong pricing during the upcoming season, peach growers are looking forward to a much-needed rebound this year.
UGA Extension's new Master Forager program is now open for registrants in the Griffin, Georgia, area. CAES News
Train to become a Master Forager through UGA Extension
UGA Extension classes to become a Master Forager begin Aug. 24.
Adult plum curculio (Photo by Brett Blaauw) CAES News
How to protect young peaches from plum curculio
Among spring pests, plum curculio is the most destructive insect that attacks early-season fruit.