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Jersey peach production best in years, state says


CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer

Jul 29, 2017

HAMMONTON — New Jersey peach farmers are reaping a bounty this summer with one of their largest crops.

New Jersey, which is the fourth-largest producer of peaches in the nation behind California, South Carolina and Georgia, is projected to produce between 55 million and 60 million pounds of peaches over 5,500 acres in 2017, according to the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

In 2015, farmers grew 42.2 million pounds on 4,700 acres valued at $27.6 million.