Cooler temperatures are finally coming to Central Georgia, which the folks at Dickey Farms in Musella are happy about.
Right now, the peaches are in the form of tiny buds on the branches.
In order to grow juicy and flavorful for the summertime months, they need to go through a chilling period.
"They come out deformed and they don't grow right. ," explains Robert Dickey.
He says peaches need about 650 to 1000 hours of cold weather under 45 degrees That's about 27 to 40 days between mid-November and February.
However, Dickey says this year's warm December brings up fears from the last time this happened.
"One year back in the 70's, he says, "We had almost a complete failure by not having enough cold weather."