Some Texas Peach Growers Hoping For A Crop That’s Just Peachy

FREDERICKSBURG (March 21, 2013)--Some peach growers in Texas have high hopes for their crops this year despite a cold blast in early March.

Dan Rohrer with the Hill Country Fruit Council said the late-winter drop of temperatures into the 20s thinned some early blooming varieties of peaches, but says farmers would have had to thin their crops anyway.

Russ Studebaker with the Studebaker Farm says for the most part it's a pretty hearty crop.

Studebaker on Tuesday split a few blossoms on his 30-acre grove to check for budding fruit.

Rohrer says he keeps in contact with regular customers about when certain varieties are ready.

He says those individuals travel from Houston and East Texas to get their Fredericksburg peaches.

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