Early warm spell doesn’t concern local peach farmer

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By Jenny Hartley

The recent stretch of warm weather has Lancaster County plants a little confused.

Van Wyck resident Janie Straight said daffodils are blooming where she lives.

And in Rich Hill, some of the peach trees at Don Gowan’s farm are budding.

Gowan, a longtime peach farmer, is accustomed to the ups and downs of growing the delectable, fuzzy fruit. He has about 25 acres of peaches, 1 acre of plums and about 2 acres of Asian pears.

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