Texas peach growers seeing successful season despite weather

11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Saturday, June 01 2019 Jun 1, 2019 June 01, 2019 7:47 AM June 01, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Some growers say Central Texas' peaches appear to be in abundant supply this year despite the crop enduring early and late freezes, heavy rain and strong spring winds.

Experts tell the San Antonio Express-News that most of the Hill Country fruit is ripening, but the best may be yet to come. Many anticipate that some later-season varieties will be plentiful.

Hill Country peaches are prized due to the region's rich soil on the edge of an arid zone, which makes for higher sugar content.

Jamey Vogel operates Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg. He says the family thought they were going to lose the crop in March because of a late winter blast. Vogel believes the rain that preceded the freeze kept humidity levels high, leading to a successful crop season.

Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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