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. Habersham
  7. Jenkins
  8. Schley 
  9. Houston
  10. Monroe

*Georgia Farm Gate Value Report 2021

Sign Up for the UGA Peach Blog

* indicates required

Georgia AG News

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.
By focusing on one fruit or vegetable per year, UGA Extension agents and teachers can make sure students absorb how to successfully grow that crop. Sign up to participate at CAES News
Get ready to start Livin’ La Vida Okra for Farm to School Month
Statewide campaign gets kids across Georgia eating, growing and learning about new fruits and vegetables.