South Carolina Facts:
Heres why South Carolina is the "Tastier Peach State"
South Carolina ranks #2 in fresh peach production
and interstate shipments. Georgia ranks #3 nationally
in fresh production. (At one time, one county in
South Carolina could produce more
commercially-grown fresh peaches than the
entire state of Georgia.)
The sugar level is superb, making South Carolina
peaches sweeter and tastier. South Carolina
growers can get peaches from the tree to the
table in three days or less. That's almost as fresh as picking peaches from the tree.
Peaches were discovered in South Carolina as early
as the late 1600s and 1700s. Today, there are
at least 30-40 varieties of peaches grown in
There are over 200 million pounds of peaches
harvested in South Carolina
The South Carolina peach industry is valued at $35 million
In a normal growing year, a combination of favorable growing conditions, good production
methods, and good marketing techniques makes South Carolina peaches
the "Tastier Peaches".