- 1984 – The year the peach became South Carolina’s official state fruit.
- 1870s Colonel R.B. Watson, South Carolina’s first Commissioner of Agriculture, becomes the first commercial peach producer to ship peaches out-of-the-state.
- 80% of a peach is composed of water.
- South Carolina’s peach industry grosses approximately $50-million annually.
- August 22nd – National Eat A Peach Day!
- Top Producer – Titan Farms in Edgefield County, S.C., was named the 2017 Top Producer of the Year award by AgDay. Titan Farms is second largest peach producer in the U.S.
South Carolina is often referred to as the “Tastier Peach State”. The Palmetto State’s slightly acidic soils, hot days, and humid nights enable peach growers to offer consumers peaches ripened by Mother Nature and packed with nutrients and flavor. During National Peach Month be sure to visit a farmer’s market, roadside stand or peach farm in the Old 96 District for fresh South Carolina peaches!