After early frost, Patrick peach growers optimistic
By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Staff Writer
Patrick County peach growers are hoping their late-season peaches will make up for losses in the earlier season crop.
Travis Bunn, a Patrick County extension agent with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, said a cold snap around the Easter holiday virtually eliminated the early-season peach varieties grown in the area.
“The cold took care of the early peaches. The late ones will be OK. They may be slower about coming, but they’ll be OK,” he said.