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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.

Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including organic agriculture, pollinators, and other resources.

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.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

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


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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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Top Peach Producers
County Name Value
Peach $14,000,000
Taylor 13,650,000
Crawford 13,300,000
Macon 11,970,000
Meriwether 7,245,000
Habersham 3,200,000
Bleckley 2,118,480
Schley 1,764,000
Monroe 925,216
Gilmer 900,000
State Total: $71,776,414

Displaying farm gate values for 2019. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.