Ohio Peach Crop Wiped Out By Harsh Winter

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Associated Press


Updated Mon, Aug 25, 2014 11:34 am

Ohio-grown peaches are in short supply around the state.

This year's harsh winter devastated Ohio's peach crop.

The president of the Ohio Fruit Growers Marketing Association says the peach crop is a disaster this year. Bill Dodd says all but a few fruit farms along the Ohio River were wiped. Peach tree have short lifespans in the Midwest and don't do well in sub-zero temperatures.

Many of the Ohio farm markets are now relying on growers in South Carolina and Georgia to replenish their peach supply.

Ohio isn't a big peach producing state, and most of those grown in the state are sold directly to consumers.

 

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