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Piedmont Research and Education Center

Musser Fruit Research Center

The Musser Fruit Research Center is one of the premier fruit research facilities world-wide. Research conducted at the Center develops novel information and practical applications that enhance fruit production in South Carolina, the United States, and the world. Through strategic use of plant, infrastructure, and intellectual resources and services the Musser Fruit Research Center contributes to the Research, Teaching, and Extension missions of Clemson University. The Center also collaborates with faculty from neighboring states to effectively leverage resources to benefit regional fruit production. Research activities at the Center include horticulture, breeding and genetics, pomology, entomology, virology, and soil science research programs. The 240-acre Center has orchards of peaches, nectarines, apples, blackberries, blueberries, figs, and grapes.

For biosecurity reasons, this property is not open to the public for drop-in visits. If you would like to visit this farm, please contact the farm manager for scheduling information.

Contact information:
Jeff Hopkins, Farm Manager 864-882-0028


clemson extension peach research team members

Clemson Extension Peach Team

At Clemson University in South Carolina, a group of faculty researchers, county extension agents and specialists are working together to solve the problems of the peach industry. The Peach Team is an interdisciplinary team of researchers and extension agents that provide research-based information to advance the fruit industry in South Carolina and beyond.

Extension's Peach Program
Piedmont Research and Education Center
Piedmont Research and Education Center | 135 West Cherry Road, 101 Ag Service Center, Clemson, SC 29634-0385