Which Peaches are Better: Georgia or South Carolina?
Which state in the Southeast has the best peaches? Is it Georgia or South Carolina? Depending upon who you ask, the answer may vary. And that’s exactly what happened when the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture squared off in “Peach-Off” on Twitter to promote their fruit.
South Carolina, according to The Columbia State, harvested 10,400 tons of peaches last year, which is more than Georgia’s 9,600 tons.
So, as peach season is rolling on, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture tweeted: “We know Georgia gets all the credit, but SC actually harvests three times more peaches than GA.”
The Georgia Department of Agriculture responded with: “blessed to be the Peach State THEN and NOW,” including a crown emoji in the tweet. And then followed up with another tweet noting that while South Carolina may harvest three times as many peaches “We say ours are 3 X SWEETER.”
South Carolina responded with: “Bless your heart, @GeorgiaGrown”
Both states encouraged fans to post photos in a #PeachOff, with the winner taking bragging rights.