“Everything about peaches” is on YouTube
By Debbie Dalhouse
Everything you want to know about peaches is as close as YouTube, thanks to enterprising Clemson scientists. Desmond Layne, Clemson Extension tree fruit specialist, spearheaded the project to produce a website with videos, called “Everything About Peaches.”
The videos have generated more than 4,000 hits on YouTube and feedback from across the globe. An unexpected result was a request by a consultant in Afghanistan who asked that the information be translated so the videos could be used to teach horticulture techniques to Afghani farmers.
The website also includes information on how growers in China are producing peaches in energy-conservation greenhouses and links to additional resources.
“The energy-efficient greenhouse production methods for growing peaches in China, if applied in the Southeast, could allow growers to bring high-quality fruit to market four to eight weeks early,” Layne said. “This would be a tremendous advantage, especially for small- to medium-size farms that could serve local and regional markets.”