If you like peaches, your taste buds are in luck.
With winter having played nice with crops this year, the peach supply in the early weeks of spring is expected to be both plentiful and of high quality, growers and experts say. That means peach lovers should have no trouble finding a good piece of juicy fruit as the bloom boom continues.
"It's going to be a buyer's market," said Andy Rollins, a fruit and vegetable agent with the Clemson Extension Service.
York County historically ranks in the top 10 in South Carolina in peach production, and local farms already have dozens of varieties in bloom.
"It looks like every bloom has taken," said Ron Edwards, general manager of Springs Farm in Fort Mill, which grows 45 varieties of peaches on around 75 acres. "It looks like it's going to be great."
At The Peach Tree, a 125-acre orchard in western York County, owner Ben Smith is equally optimistic.
"Right now, they look fantastic," Smith said.
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