An interesting story in the AJC notes Georgia does three times as much business producing blueberries ($133M) than peaches (a piddly $47M).
Despite the tiny blueberry’s big financial advantage, Georgia has no plans to ditch the peach as one of our state’s official symbols. Among other problems, blueberries are awful for objectifying woman.
From the AJC:
“There’s nothing as sweet as a Georgia peach, not even a little old blueberry,” said Perry Swanson, president of the Peach County Chamber of Commerce. “Besides, would people say, ‘That girl’s as pretty as a Georgia blueberry?’”
Unless you’re hitting on a woman who is uncommonly rich in antioxidants, I’m inclined to agree with Swanson.