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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Southern Illinois Peaches

Peach Orchard North of Murphysboro

Peach trees North of Murphysboro

Peaches on the tree at the home farm

Peaches ready to go home with me
Illinois is a leading producer of peaches although there was a when much more acreage was devoted to peaches in Southern Illinois.  The sweetness and flavor is second to none. Move over Georgia peaches.  This years peaches seem to be especially flavorful and sweet.  The crop is also large despite frost worries this spring.  My brother has 3 peach trees in his yard and after I picked this bushel of peaches,  the trees were still loaded.  Dry weather kept disease pressures low. 

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