Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

Clint Thompson of UGA reported on Georgia peach farmers’ hopes that this winter will provide more chill hours for their trees than the last two winters. Last year in particular was particularly devastating for peaches with consistently above-normal temperatures leading to less than half the usual number of chill hours,…
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“Tree of 40 Fruit”

Every once in a while I run across a story about an agricultural oddity that is delicious to read. In this case, almost literally. Gastro Obscura published a short article on a tree in Syracuse NY that contains grafts from 40 different varieties of stone fruit. You can read it…
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