There is a rich history of peach growers here in Chilton County. Mountain View Orchards is one of many farms that have continued this rich history, by producing some of the highest quality fruits, since the early 1930's. Peaches and Apples have always been the main fruits grown on the farm. Although over the years the farm has produced other fruits such as plums, pears, watermelons, cantaloupes, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. At present, the orchards are managed and operated by Steve Wilson and Andy Millard. With 50 years of combined experience in growing and marketing these fruits, Steve and Andy have the skills and knowledge for producing the highest quality fruits available.
The peach, a popular fruit, also has a long history. The Chinese were thought to have domesticated the peach before it spread to Western Europe, where the tree flourished and became a delicacy enjoyed by royalty and the wealthy. The tree was brought to the New World by the Spaniards; some believe that Hernado DeSoto, traveling down the Coosa River in the 1500s, was responsible for bringing peaches to Chilton County. Today, many varieties of peaches have been developed by cross-pollination and grafting. The Elberta peach, one of the most popular and well-known varieties, is considered to have been developed in the South. However the fruit arrived in Chilton County, Mountain View Orchards is continually working hard to make sure that it continues to produce high quality fruit that you can enjoy, from our farm to your family.
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