Peaches have a 2015 Georgia Farm Gate Value of over $48 million.
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The history of peach in the State of Georgia started a long time ago with Samuel H. Rumph, "father of the Southern Peach Industry."
Mr. Rumph inherited from his forbears a love of horticulture. After his father's death, Samuel was reared by his mother on his grandparent's plantation.