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Peach and Nectarine Production

Florida's mild winter climate and early spring season offer unique opportunities for early-season peach and nectarine production. Currently, Florida produces some of the earliest commercial-quality peaches and nectarines in North America. For example, 'UFSun' and 'UFBest' peaches, which are adapted to central and south central Florida, have a fruit development period from bloom to harvest of approximately 80 days. When grown in south central Florida peaches ripen in early April and they are one of the first commercial peaches to ripen in North America. The following publications discuss some of the most common cultural practices and challenges for peach production in Florida.
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See also the UF/IFAS Stone Fruit Website for more information.