Sunscreen for Peaches
McLeod farms are devoted to producing quality peaches. In South Carolina this past summer, it was extremely hot. Therefore, we worked with them to use a product that acted kind of like a sunscreen to protect the fruit and keep the fruit quality so they could have a bigger market share and sell these peaches instead of culling them.
Early in the season, we were experience scorch on the fruit. I read about a new product that might work as a sunscreen and I called Tony Melton and he told me about it. We tried it and to our surprise and delight, it really worked well for our peaches. For a year expecting to have nothing, we really turned out to have a good quality year. We really appreciate the help and it meant a lot to us because even with the weather, we were able to have high-quality fruit to market this year. Thank you so much.