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Updated: 08/06/2014 02:52:10PM

A peach of an idea

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PHOTOS BY KRISTEN SCARBOROUGH

Ryan Scarboroug, left, and Deeley Hunt take a short break from tending their peach orchard on the northeast corner of Clinch Lake.

If left unpruned, peach trees become very bushy, making the tree produces less fruit. Trimming them helps open the crown and bring more sunlight to the peaches.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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Take a look at the peaches sold in your local market and you may see them marked as “grown in Florida.” It’s not a typo; it’s a new type of peaches.

They’ve been around for more than 25 years, and in development more than 50 years, said Mercy Olmstead, assistant professor and extension fruit specialist with the University of Florida.

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