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Posted at 1:00 PM ET, 06/24/2010

A sweet year for Virginia peaches

By Washington Post editors

Cobbler lovers, you're in luck.

The Associated Press reports that this summer's Virginia's peach crop is shaping up to be a sweet one.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services bases that forecast on a survey of major peach growers this month. They predict an abundant and sweet crop, with some picking already under way.

Spring rains got the peach crop off to a strong start, and the recent heat is putting a sweet finishing touch on the fruit.

Virginia's peach season runs from mid-July to Labor Day. The state has approximately 2,000 acres of commercial peaches.

The Piedmont Virginian blog offers some recommendations on farms where you can buy peaches and other Virginia fruits.

By Washington Post editors  | June 24, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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