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Recent Hail Storm Damages Peach Crop


Nelson, Co. , VA - Some area crop farmers have had a rough season this year. From late frosts to the hail storm earlier this month some growers have taken a big hit.

The Saunders Brothers Orchard in Nelson County say the hail storm on June 1 damaged at least 40 % of their peach crop. 

Wind knocked some peaches to the ground. The hail damaged the fruit on the tops of trees.

But thankfully Saunders says, a lot of the peaches held on strong. Though the hail may have left a few dings Saunders says that's okay it doesn't affect the flavor at all.

"I feel blessed that we made it through, absolutely we feel good about it." said Jim Saunders, with Saunders Brothers.

Some of the damaged peaches still went up for sale but they were put in a lower grade batch that Saunders calls 'the ice cream grade'. So even though they were a little beaten up, they're still good to eat.


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