Botetourt Co, VA—
The cash registers are staying busy at Ikenberry Orchards on Route 220 in Botetourt County.
The big seller right now? peaches.
"I stock up on them. I take them back home with me and then when I come back again I grab more," said Customer Angela Brown.
"They look big and juicy and just ready to eat," said Customer Cindy Bailey.
The fact they're still good to eat is pretty amazing when you consider it's been so hot lately with very little rain.
Believe it or not, the dryness helps fruits like peaches stay sweet.
Can the same be said of corn?
Jennifer Ikenberry took us out to the cornfields to take a look.
Peak season is just a few weeks away.
"See it still needs to fill out at the end but the rest of it looks pretty good and the rain will definitely help speed that along," said Jennifer Ikenberry.
Some of the corn stalks have turned brown at the bottom because they're dry.
The stalks aren't brown on the top, that's a good thing.
This corn crop would be in big trouble if it hadn't received any water during the extreme heat but Ikenberry's has an irrigation system.
They've been using it like crazy.
"It's very labor intensive. It takes several people and it takes a lot of time to turn it on, let it run, change it, come back and turn it off," said Jennifer Ikenberry.
The rain will help keep the corn on track.
But too much of a good thing could hurt some crops like peaches.
"Too much rain can cause some varieties to swell up and then they'll start cracking and then they'll have to be thrown away," said Jennifer Ikenberry.
Before you know it, fall will be here and apples will be in season.
Ikenberry's says despite the hot temperatures, their apples are doing fine so far.