Summer in the South wouldn’t be the same without peaches. Whether eaten as-is, in a dessert or even as a sweet element to complement a savory dish, summer peaches don’t disappoint.
Few people know peaches as well as residents of Chilton County — Alabama’s peach capital.
Since the early 1900s, farmers have cultivated peaches there. Today, peaches are Alabama’s No. 1 commercial fruit, with Chilton County producing up to 75 percent of the state’s crop each year. more