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POSTED: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 5:25pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:26am

Tyler--After years of bad crops, the weather is finally cooperating for local farmers.  In fact, some say peaches may be the next bumper crop.

Local farmer, Bettye Turney, says she has so many peaches on her trees, she has to knock some to the ground.  If she didn't, the peaches would turn out too small.

Texas peach farmers are finally getting the numbers they want, and peaches aren't the only fruit growing quickly.

The number of watermelons is also skyrocketing in parts of Texas, which is making prices go down.  This is good for shoppers, but bad for farmers. 

But while many southern Texas farmers are missing money from melons, local farmers say the case is different in East Texas.

Watermelon farmer, Tim Buckley says his watermelons are bringing in an average of one dollar more than last year. 

Fruit specialists expect this to be a "banner year."


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