PA Peaches In High Demand Due To Southern Shortage

BIGLERVILLE — A shortage of peaches in several top producing states could mean juicier prices for Pennsylvania growers.

“When things aren’t going so well down south, it tends to improve things for us,” said Ellie Hollabaugh of Hollabaugh Bros. Inc., a third generation commercial fruit grower in Biglerville, Adams County. “One grower’s loss is kind of a gain for another.”

Hollabaugh says as a result of the poor crop in Georgia and South Carolina, wholesale buyers of fruit who would normally look to supply the Mid-Atlantic region with fruit from Georgia and South Carolina may now have to look further north to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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