Fort Valley farm in touch with Guinness after finding world's unofficially heaviest peach
PEACH COUNTY, Ga. -- The world's heaviest peach may have just been found at Pearson Farm in Fort Valley - but it's still not official.
According to the Guinness World Records website, the world's heaviest peach is still officially listed as 1.12 pounds. It was harvested in Canada in 2016.
Al Pearson, owner of Pearson Farm, says his peach weighs in at 1.8 pounds. He's been working on the farm since he was seven years old and growing peaches for almost 68 years.
"You know, you see big peaches every year, but this one kinda stands out. And then someone had the idea to look it up and realized that the peach we were looking at was a world record. Now if it will be recognized as that I don't know, but in our minds that is what it is," said Pearson.
Pearson said that typically, peaches weigh a lot less than the one they found on Wednesday.
"Oh, it might be a third of a pound, a fourth maybe. A big peach might be half, but this is supper, or supper and lunch, and maybe some one your cereal for breakfast," he said.
Pearson said they've already been in touch with the world records authority and have to go through a waiting period before they start the verification process. He said he'll freeze the peach to preserve it the best he can until the farm can find out if they have in fact grown the world's heaviest peach on record.