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After cold winter, peach trees blooming across Georgia and South Carolina

...break dormancy."The extreme cold weather likely helped more than it hurt, said peach farmer Sonny Yonce III, of J.W. Yonce & Sons Inc. in Johnston, S.C. Low temperatures help prevent the multiplication of insects that can damage trees and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-11/after-cold-winter-peach-trees
Peach season begins late; healthy crop reported

...An unseasonably cold March and milder nighttime temperatures that lingered into May delayed the harvest. Yonce, of J.W. Yonce & Sons in Johnston, S.C., and other nearby farms lost a small portion of their early variety peaches to a freeze...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-02/peach-season-begins-late-heal
Georgia, South Carolina peaches ready for early harvest

...by warm weather."They taste wonderful; sweet, very sweet. The size is not so good," said Sonny Yonce III, of J.W. Yonce & Sons in Johnston, S.C.Though it's likely the later varieties will grow larger, Yonce said he fears the size...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-05-15/georgia-south-carolina-peache
Researchers tackle peach-growing mystery

...controls our destiny, basically," said Yonce, who has been growing peaches for four decades. The family business is J.W. Yonce & Sons farm, founded by his grandfather in 1932 in Edgefield County.Yonce's 3,000-acre site is the second-largest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-02/researchers-tackle-peach-grow
Pickings are peachy this year

...basically done everything horticulture-wise that you need to do," said Mr. Yonce of Johnston, S.C.-based J. W. Yonce & Sons, which markets the Big Smile brand. "Along comes a hailstorm and puts a big hole in it. No one wants a peach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/13/met_88766.shtml
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Peach trees bloom early

...temperatures can damage the fruit-producing flower and have drastic consequences for the crop, said Sonny Yonce of J.W. Yonce and Sons."This is a nervous time for the fruit industry all the way to the first of April," said Yonce who spotted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-02-09/peach-trees-bloom-early
Low-carb diet could be causing peach glut

...I'm not going to call it a disaster yet, but it's getting close," said Sonny Yonce, a co-owner of the J.W. Yonce and Sons peach and packing operation near Johnston, S.C. "It's absolutely some of the best fruit we've ever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/08/met_421454.shtml
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Crop's prices to rise

...there's 10 percent of the crop left, or 15 percent, it's probably immaterial," said Sonny Yonce of the sprawling J.W. Yonce & Sons Inc. peach farm in Edgefield County. "It was a devastating freeze that basically destroyed many growers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/05/met_127377.shtml
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Peach growers don't want crop blooming early

...temperature is below 45 degrees. Peaches need 600 to 1,000 chill hours, depending on variety. Sonny Yonce, of J.W. Yonce & Sons in Johnston, said those hours have already been reached for his trees. Last week's temperatures in the 60s...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/23/met_564395.shtml
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Farmers cross fingers, watch weather forecast

...weather and frost, maybe actually over the next four weeks." That's the way it always is. Sonny and Larry Yonce run J.W. Yonce & Sons Inc. Big Smile Peaches, in Johnston, the family business that began with asparagus but can now produce more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/06/met_76290.shtml
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