Why Are Georgia Peaches so Good?

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It’s almost time to order Georgia peaches from Pittman & Davis again, and you won’t want to miss it. There’s a reason why referring to someone a “Georgia peach” is considered a compliment – it’s because fresh Georgia peaches have such amazing flavor!

Peaches are not only the official fruit of the state – they also appear on the US Mint’s Georgia quarter. In fact, Georgia’s nickname is “The Peach State” because of its reputation for producing the highest quality fruit.

Georgia-grown peaches are recognized for their superior flavor, texture, appearance and nutritious qualities.

Why Georgia Peaches Have Such Amazingly Sweet Flavor

Many peach fans believe that a fresh, sweet Georgia peach is the sweetest, most flavorful peach you can eat. The reason for this legendary, sweet peach flavor has to do with Georgia’s weather.

Summers in this southern state are hot and humid both day and night. This continuous heat keeps the peaches still growing on the trees producing sugar. Most other growing regions cool down at night, which means the peaches take a break from this sugar-producing process.

The Color of a Georgia Peach

Have you ever noticed that Georgia peaches are more uniform in color than other peaches, with less of a yellow-red blush? Georgia’s hot nights are responsible for that, too – that pretty red color on other peaches is caused by that nighttime cool down. So keep in mind that, as pretty as it looks, a peach with lots of red is not going to be nearly as sweet as a peach without it!

Fewer Peaches, Greater Flavor

It’s always a good idea to order peaches from Georgia as soon as they become available because, though the flavor of Georgia peaches is superior, the size of their crop is not.

Georgia (particularly the Fort Valley plateau, where 90% of Georgia peaches are grown) historically has fewer hard freezes and more consistent rainfall and year-over-year temperatures than other peach-producing states. This means better peach flavor, but not quite so many peaches. We think it’s worth it, however!

Where to Buy Georgia Peaches

Because there are no major processing operations in Georgia, most of the state’s peaches are sold fresh. That’s just fine with us here at Pittman & Davis, because we’re big believers in letting our fruit spend more time on the tree and less time getting to our customers! When it comes to shipping peaches, our fruit is usually picked, packed and shipped the same day. That’s why you can be confident in the quality of your order when you buy peaches from us.

Georgia Peach Gifts

Why not ship peaches to your loved ones to show you’re thinking of them?

When it comes to peaches, gifts might not be the first things you think of! When it comes to peaches in stores, we get it, but when you buy Georgia peaches online from Pittman & Davis you know your recipients will receive something special and memorable – a unique gift they’ll enjoy alone or with friends and family!

If your Georgia peaches delivery from Pittman & Davis isn’t all you think it should be, let us know so we can make it right.

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