The 2013 Peach Buyers Guide has been dedicated to Steve Riccelli by the Glassboro, N.J.-based New Jersey Peach Promotion Council for his work in the peach industry.

The guide discusses storage, handling, hydrocooling, quality grading and gives information on peach and nectarine varieties intended for retailers, wholesalers and distributors, according to a news release.

“The NJPPC is honored to recognize Steve Riccelli by dedicating this guide to him,” Santo John Maccherone, chairman of the council, said in the release. “Steve is successful and respected, because he developed a close relationship with people in our industry. His knowledge of the Jersey fruit industry goes back to his high school years, when he began pruning trees at Heritage Fruit Farm in Gloucester County, and he’s been building on that experience ever since.”

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