Carolina Peach Shipments to Finally be Picking up in Volume in the Weeks Ahead

Georgia peach shipments got off to a very light start a couple of weeks ago, but should experience a significant volume increase by the middle of June.  However, the best loading opportunities from the Fort Valley area will take place during the month of July.  Shipments should continue until at least the middle of August.  So far, Georgia peach loadings have been only about 30 percent of normal due to a harsh winter and early spring weather conditions.

Meanwhile, South Carolina peach shipments only started about a week ago, which like Georgia, are running a week or two later than normal.  The best loading opportunities for South Carolina peaches will be from about mid July until the middle of August, with the season ending by Labor Day.