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By Lynn Brezoskky
San Antonio Express-News 

Experts: Texas peach crop challenged by lack of cold weather


April 21, 2017

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Winter pretty much stood up South-Central Texas this year, and the neglect is showing in this season's scanty crop of Hill Country peaches.

"Some things bloomed really extended and long, and some didn't take, so it's been really an interesting year," peach grower Russ Studebaker said. "We'll have, I think, about a 30 percent crop, which is better than nothing. So we're happy about that."

The San Antonio Express-News ( ) reports lacking an adequate number of "chill hours," most buds didn't get the blasts of cold needed to break out of dormancy. What...

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