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Description: Frost and Peaches - Parnell's SuccessDate: October 28 1886
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 3
FROST AND PEACHES.—In his report to the annual meeting of the Georgia State Horticulture Society, held at Fort Valley, Ga., July 28th, Vice President H. H. Carey of the fourth congressional district, says: “Nearly every kind of the larger fruits have done badly this year. The peach blossomed out finely and promised a good crop, but the frost early in April killed the crop out badly. Much of this was left rotted entirely in most localities. Mr. J. H. Parnell is about the only man in the district who had made a fair crop of peaches and his success this year seems due mainly, if not entirely, to the peculiar locality of his orchard. The writer visited Mr. Parnell some years ago, and, in riding through his very extensive orchards, attention was called to a plantation of adjacent land, considerably elevated above the surrounding country and overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Mr. Parnell remarked that some seedlings on this land had always escaped frost. Acting on what these facts had suggested, the land was purchased and the orchard planted. The result has been that when the rest of us have nearly no peaches, Mr. Parnell has shipped over 7,100 crates from this new orchard up to this time during the present year..