PEACH PRODUCTION IN GREECE
The major area of peach growing is Macedonia, counties of Imathia and Pella. Modern cultivation systems are used and there is a continuous renewal of the varieties according to the market and canneries demand.
At the present the main cultivated varieties are as follows; Free-stone peaches: Spring time, Spring crest, June gold, Dixired, Red haven, Sun crest, Elberta and J.H. Hale. Nectarins: Arm king, May grand, Independence, Flavor top and Stark red gold. Cling-stone peaches: Fortuna, Loadel, Vivian, Baby gold No. 5, Baby gold No. 6, Andross, Klampt, Halford and Everts.
One of the most serious problems of the cultivation is the virus infection "Sharka".