Blueberries overtake peaches as Georgia's top-selling fruit

  • Follow Business

ATLANTA — Though Georgia is known for its peaches, blueberries have mounted a challenge in recent years and have quietly overtaken the peach as the state's top-selling fruit crop.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that blueberry sales are five times what they were in 2003. Meanwhile, peach sales are basically flat.

Figures from the University of Georgia show that in 2010, blueberries brought in $133 million vs. $47 million for peaches.

A decade ago, Georgia tallied 8,000 acres of blueberries. Today, it has more than 19,000.

Peach acres dropped from 16,000 to 12,000 during that period.

For more, go to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Comments (2) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
David Parker
David Parker 06/22/12 - 10:59 am
yeah, maybe so, but

yeah, maybe so, but Blueberries will never be fuzzy

CabisKhan 06/23/12 - 08:52 am
Now, we need to ,again,

Now, we need to ,again, design a new liscense plate.

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs