Georgia Made Assignment
History About Peaches
- Peaches were originally planted in St. Augustine, Fla., Franciscan monks introduced them to St. Simons and Cumberland islands along Georgia's coast in 1571. By the mid-1700s peaches and plums were cultivated by the Cherokee Indians.
The Prefect Time For Peaches
peaches are not just a great summer treat, but they also are high in vitamins A and C and contain plenty of potassium and fiber. Growing peaches is a year-round process. Ongoing care is required throughout each season, and growing times vary by cultivar. Some peaches are ready to harvest as early as May, and some grow into July and August.