Farm Fact peaches

Sponsored - Florida's peach season is similar to blueberry farms, from mid-March through April.

There were 1,231 acres of peaches in Florida in 2012, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture census released May 2. That's up from 234 acres in 2007.

Florida peaches differ from fruit produced farther north, it's smaller and has a deep red color. The fairly new crop in Florida is becoming known as an alternate crop to the state's citrus industry. Not expected to replace the citrus industry, Florida peaches are sweet and juicy and will contribute to the state economy.