WINCHESTER, Va. - Virginia-grown peaches are arriving early at roadside stands and groceries.
Peach season typically is from mid-July to Labor Day, but warm spring weather and the recent heat have ripened the fruit early.
Eddie Richards of Richard's Fruit Market in Middletown tells The Winchester Star ( http://bit.ly/MlPPf3) August is usually prime peach season.
Last year, Virginia produced 6,210 tons of peaches with a value approaching nearly $4 million. Among the varieties grown in Virginia are white, doughnut-shaped and yellow flesh.
Diane Kearns of Fruit Hill Orchard in Frederick County says the warmer weather could also hasten the arrival of apples.
Information from: The Winchester Star, http://www.winchesterstar.com
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