NC State Extension

N.C. Peach Statistics

  • North Carolina harvested 1,200 acres of peaches in 2016, contributing nearly $7 million in annual sales.
  • North Carolina is the 7th top producer of peaches nationally, producing an average of 3.6 million pounds for the fresh market each year (2016 USDA).
  • Four months is the average NC peach season, spanning from June – September and peaking in July.
  • North Carolina common peach varieties include: Biscoe, Candor, Carolina Belle, Derby and Norman.
  • The annual NC Peach Festival is host in Candor, NC on the third Saturday in July.

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Photo of Brandon Hopper, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrandon HopperBusiness and Technology Application Technician (919) 515-3705 brandon_hopper@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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