Georgia peach growers say their growing season has been "a roller coaster" of weather that included cold snaps and drenching rain.
Despite the challenges, Drew Echols says he expects to salvage about 70 percent of the peach crop that he manages for the peak summer season.
"You shoot for 100 percent, of course, but I've never been more proud of a 70 percent crop," Echols said. "It could be worse. Matter of fact, we thought it would be worse."
Echols is farm manager at Jaemor Farms in the northeast Georgia town of Lula, The Times of Gainesville reported.