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.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Organic Agriculture Certificate Program Understand organic agriculture production in the southeastern United States.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Peaches (C 1063) Growing peaches and other fruit trees in Georgia and the southeastern United States is challenging. Peaches are not native to North America; however, many cultivars have been developed for our area, a…
- Peach Orchard Establishment and Young Tree Care (C 877) Essential to successful peach tree culture is selection of a location that provides adequate sunlight, cold air drainage and water drainage.
- Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide (B 1171) This guide covers multiple states and production areas. Pest problems vary across the Southeast. Pesticide rates are a guideline. Exceptions are noted for specific locations and pests, but this guide …
- Simple Tree Training Technique for Peaches (C 878) A relatively new peach tree training system is being adopted by some southeastern peach growers; it is an easy, low-maintenance system that can be used even in the home orchard.
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.
Georgia Peach Council Peach facts, grower profiles, nutrition information, recipes and current news and events.
Top Farmer Peach and timber grower takes the top spot as the state’s best farmer.
Peach Trees Trees that are beginning to flower this early in the growing season are more susceptible to a late freeze in March.
Peach Crop Increased chill hours are a big reason Georgia is having a better year with its peaches.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.