Despite record fall flooding, South Carolina peach crop thriving as season starts
May 20, 2016
MONETTA, SC -- Despite a "100-year" flood last fall that led to some tree and crop loss in prime production areas, the South Carolina peach season began this week with an abundant, highly promotable crop that's actually come on a few days early.
Fresh Peach Salsa
4 ripe firm peaches, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped green onions
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper ...
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SC PEACH GROWERS
The heart of what makes our peaches so sweet.
In Monetta, South Carolina, Jerrold A. Watson & Sons, using the brand name Watsonia, has been operated for four generations from 1918 to present. Watsonia prides itself in being the forerunner in the industry, using cutting-edge agricultural practices and farming organically. Peaches remain Watsonia’s main crop, with over 900 acres currently in production. Currently, organic yellow and white peaches are being grown, along with many other types of organic produce.