Who: Lane Southern Orchards
What: Georgia Peaches
Where: Fort Valley, GA
There is perhaps no Southern fruit prized as highly as the peach. It's Georgia’s food claim to fame. This time of year, folks buy the soft, red-blushed globes with golden flesh by the bushel to bake up in sticky cobblers, churn into cool ice cream, and enjoy in a hundred other ways. But if you want to end up with a pie that’s “peachy keen,” you’ve got to start with good product.
We asked Wendy Barton at Lane Southern Orchards, in the heart of Georgia’s prime peach-producing area, how to pick a perfect peach.