Georgia has two commercial peach-growing regions. The central region is the largest with about 1.6 million peach trees and 75 percent of the state's production. The southern region produces about 30 million pounds of peaches annually.

Although Georgia is called the Peach State, it is not the country's leading producer of peaches. Still, Georgia produces over 130 million pounds of peaches each year and UGA Extension provides both farmers and home gardeners a variety of information to help have the best output with the least amount of labor possible.

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UGA-affiliated sites

UGA Peach Blog News and timely updates on peach production in Georgia.

Peaches at UGA Resources on peach commercial and home production from planting to storing and Georgia Peach Team and Council contacts.

Impact Statements: Peaches Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to peaches.

UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UGA Department of Plant Pathology Learn more about the plant pathology department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

Georgia Peach Council Peach facts, grower profiles, nutrition information, recipes and current news and events.

We're Here To Help Contact your local UGA Extension office to find out how our team of county agents can assist you.
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Peaches at UGA The Peaches at UGA website contains the latest on peach research and Extension information from UGA's team of peach scientists.
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  • Peach Crop Georgia's peach crop requires a number of chill hours to produce each year. Published: 11/27/17
  • Peach Crop High-chill peach varieties not expected to bloom until late March or mid-April. Published: 03/27/17
  • Ag Tour Ag commissioner, UGA leaders see peaches, sod and seeds up-close Published: 09/07/16
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Top Peach Producers
County Name Value
Macon $10,080,000
Peach 8,812,800
Taylor 8,160,000
Crawford 7,030,800
Meriwether 5,600,000
Schley 1,833,600
Pike 1,158,500
Habersham 1,050,000
Henry 900,000
Monroe 606,100
State Total: $48,030,446

Displaying farm gate values for 2016. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.