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.
“Life’s a peach” is more than a slogan for the McLeod family of McBee, South Carolina. The McLeods operate one of the largest peach orchards in the area, growing 22 varieties on 650 producing acres on sandy loam outside the small town of McBee, SC. The orchards have been in the McLeod family since 1916. Mac’s Pride Brand peaches are picked every day, are hand-graded, and millions are packaged and shipped to all parts of the U.S. and Canada.