DARE Interview : Montezuma, Georgia; Primary Informant GA069

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • GA069: White; male; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: GA069 (1:04) [Incomplete]
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0325-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Incomplete Arthur the Rat
  • 01:25 History of Georgia peaches—he's a third-generation grower. Relative who discovered Elberta peach in Chinese peach seedlings
  • 05:30 California peaches are clingstones for canning, freestones in Georgia. Best seedlings come from Tennessee
  • 10:10 No crop in 1948-1949—turns out tree has to be dormant for a while. New varieties can get by with shorter dormant time
  • 14:35 Danger of frost, although not of cold. Thinning a large crop this year. Stuff to spray for
  • 19:05 Pesticides for worms getting better. How often they pick, what they put picked peaches in
  • 25:30 Grading and sizing fruit before and after washing. Hard to get rid of sub-grade or small fruit
  • 32:00 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0325-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Meeting to decide what size will be shipped. Committees of growers and shippers decide; also have inspectors checking and labeling all packed fruit
  • 05:05 Shipping in refrigerated trucks or railroad cars, 48 hours to Montreal and 30 to New York. Have about two weeks to sell them
  • 08:05 Clearseed versus press-seed varieties—as season progresses, varieties that are ripe get clearer (more free-stoned)
  • 13:30 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2


Rentschler, Sally
  • 1968
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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