clear
Wednesday December 13th, 2017 7:32PM

Georgia peach farm to offer new fruit in spring

By The Associated Press

MUSELLA, Ga. (AP) — Dickey Farms, which has been growing peaches in Middle Georgia for more than 120 years, will have a new fruit available next spring.

The Telegraph reports Robert "Lee" Dickey IV says more than 22,000 strawberry plants have been planted on about 1½ acres at the farm in Musella.

Robert Dickey, the younger Dickey's father, says the addition of strawberries will help expand their market and agritourism part of the business.

Unlike peach trees, strawberries have to be planted every year. Dickey says they've had to learn a lot about the process but he thinks it fits in well with the rest of the business.

He says strawberries should begin ripening in late March, early April depending on the weather.

The farm also sells pecans, jelly, jams, pickles, relish and cookbooks.

___

Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Business, AP Online - Georgia News, AP Online Headlines - Georgia News, AP Business - Industries, AP Business - Agriculture
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Man charged with hiding death of missing N Carolina girl
Authorities say a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl is likely dead and they have charged her mother's boyfriend with hiding her death
4:44PM ( 33 minutes ago )
South Carolina State player collapses in loss at NC State
South Carolina State player collapses during loss at North Carolina State; in fair condition
4:38PM ( 39 minutes ago )
No. 12 UCF captures AAC title over No. 12 Memphis in 2 OTs
Central Florida for the second straight week prevailed in a shootout on its home field
4:22PM ( 55 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
McConnell: Tax bill won't add to nation's debt woes
Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing projections that the Senate's tax bill would add to the nation's debt woes
3:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
Sweeping aside Russia probe, Trump says 'we're unbeatable'
President Donald Trump is brushing aside an ongoing Russia probe and reveling in the Senate's passage of a sweeping tax bill
2:46PM ( 2 hours ago )
Longtime Michigan Rep. Sander Levin won't run in 2018
Democratic Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan said Saturday he will not seek re-election to a 19th term in 2018
1:53PM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Business
Gas prices decreasing in Georgia
The average gas price in Georgia has decreased more than 30 cents over the past month.
7:50AM ( 1 month ago )
Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia reopens to traffic
A key section of interstate highway through Atlanta has partially reopened, six weeks after a highway bridge collapsed because of a large fire.
7:41PM ( 6 months ago )
Cagle promises 500,000 new jobs in Georgia governor campaign
Casey Cagle will launch his campaign for governor on Sunday with a pledge to add half a million new jobs in Georgia in four years if voters choose him to replace term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal.
12:11PM ( 7 months ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
The Latest: Senate passes Republican tax overhaul
The Senate has passed a nearly $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill that's historic in scope and an urgent political priority for President Donald Trump and the GOP
1:52AM ( 15 hours ago )
The Latest: Senate eliminates break for conservative college
The Senate has voted to eliminate a tax break for a politically-connected conservative college in Michigan
1:43AM ( 15 hours ago )
The Latest: Senate approves oil drilling in Arctic refuge
The Senate has given a green light to opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling
1:23AM ( 15 hours ago )
AP Business - Industries
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
11:56AM ( 1 day ago )
Street food vendors up in arms over possible EU kebab ban
A possible European Union ban of phosphates in doner kebab meat for health reasons has vendors of the popular street food up in arms
4:45AM ( 1 day ago )
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to pay Danone for recall
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra ordered to pay Danone of France $125 million for recall costs stemming from a 2013 food scare
10:54PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Business - Agriculture
Man charged with hiding death of missing N Carolina girl
Authorities say a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl is likely dead and they have charged her mother's boyfriend with hiding her death
4:44PM ( 33 minutes ago )
South Carolina State player collapses in loss at NC State
South Carolina State player collapses during loss at North Carolina State; in fair condition
4:38PM ( 40 minutes ago )
No. 12 UCF captures AAC title over No. 12 Memphis in 2 OTs
Central Florida for the second straight week prevailed in a shootout on its home field
4:22PM ( 56 minutes ago )
No. 2 Oklahoma stakes playoff spot, 41-17 over No. 10 TCU
Baker Mayfield threw four touchdowns and No. 2 Oklahoma staked claim to a playoff spot with a 41-17 win over No. 10 TCU in the Big 12 championship game
4:12PM ( 1 hour ago )
Key players in the Michael Flynn investigation
A list of key players relevant to the special counsel investigation into former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn
4:11PM ( 1 hour ago )