Blueberry crop peaking in Georgia - CBS46 News

Blueberry crop peaking in Georgia

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LOCUST GROVE, GA (CBS46) -

Although record lows are expected the next few nights, the warm summer sunshine means there's a big crop booming right now at Gardner Farm in Locust Grove. From now through early August, blueberries will be in season in our state.

The farm, located just about 40 miles south of Atlanta off Interstate 75, is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everything the farm sells is grown right there on the property. It's a 60-acre plantation, with not only blueberries but peaches and a variety of other fruits.

Next week, the farm will introduce their popular Elberta peaches, as long as rain stays out of the forecast. Too much rain can cause the peach to ripen too quickly and not produce as sweet a flavor as you would like.

But for blueberries, rain means the fruit will turn larger and sweeter, as the season peaks in a few weeks.

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