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Georgia, the Blueberry State?

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(WRCB) - Georgia is known as the Peach State, but peaches aren't the state's leading fruit crop.

That distinction now belongs to blueberries.

Agriculture officials say that could be because there is more blueberry type soil than peach soil.

In a 2010 report, blueberries made up nearly 30% of the state's fruit and nut production.

Peaches were just over 10%.

Georgia is projected to become the second largest producer of cultivated blueberries in 2012.

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