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Fitzgerald Fruit Farms

Fitzgerald Fruit Farms

Sean is a first generation American and first generation peach farmer, whose parents emigrated from Europe in the 1970s.  As a child, Sean was highly motivated and had an inquisitive nature. In his teens, he began working on a local peach farm during summers to save money for college. It was during this time that he discovered his affinity for farming. For most teenagers, picking and packing peaches in the Georgia heat would have been miserable, but Sean loved it.

After graduating from Georgia College & State University with a degree in biology, Sean was offered a graduate assistantship researching peaches at Clemson University.  His studies involved ways to ensure pesticide residues were kept at minimal levels in processing peaches.  It was during this time that Sean decided to plant his first orchard.  After receiving his Master’s in Horticulture, Sean returned home to farm full time.  Over the past few years, Sean’s farming operation has grown nearly 45,000 peach trees on 400 acres in Meriwether County, with plans to double in the next five years.

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