Oconee Point/Musser Farm
Musser Farm is a 240-acre fruit tree research farm. It has an excellent collection of commercial peach cultivars and related wild Prunus species, as well as nectarine, almond, apricot, plum, cherry and various interspecific hybrids. Through a recent bond issue the State of South Carolina, in collaboration with the S.C. Agriculture Experiment Station, appropriated $1.5 million to enhance the research and teaching capabilities at this facility. This new construction, totaling nearly 6,000 sq. ft., includes 2,500 sq. ft. of "wet chemistry" laboratory space, offices, a greenhouse, lathe house, walk-in cold rooms, postharvest storage rooms, and two growth chambers.