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Jersey-grown Peach Pies Take Prizes

Glassboro, NJ (August 24, 2017) New Jersey’s amateur baker “Perfect Peach Pies" were declared “Fabulous and tough to judge,” according to culinary experts who judged submissions at farmers’ markets throughout the state. Finalists go on to compete for two grand prizes of $300 each in southern and northern New Jersey. Now in their fifth year, the contests are sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, to raise public awareness of the goodness and nutritional value of locally grown peaches. This year, New Jersey ranks second in the country in peach production!

A Time Of Diversity for NJ Peaches and Nectarines

New peach and nectarine varieties give NJ growers the opportunity to garner more shelf space in retail establishments. They continue to make new plantings not only of the best varieties of yellow -fleshed peaches, but also flat peaches, white-fleshed peaches and nectarines. “New Jersey peach farmers are also growing not only peaches with traditional peach flavor, but new, sweet varieties with a sub-acid flavor,” said Jerry Frecon, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University. 

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