Peach Facts; How Mutch Important, Benificial And Interesting?

The peach is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated.

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    Peach is deciduous plant that belongs to the family Rosaceae. This plant is closely related to almonds, cherries and plums. Peach originate from China, but it can be found all around the world today. It has been part of human diet at least couple of thousand years. People cultivate peaches mainly because of their aromatic fruit. Some varieties are cultivated only for decorative purposes. Peach tree usually grows in temperate climate because it requires low temperature during the winter for successful development of flowers. This plant also requires fertilizers rich in nitrogen and constant water supply during the growth. Peaches are often targeted by insects or insect larvae which affect amount and quality of produced fruit.

  • Peach origins: The fuzzy peach is actually a member of the rose family and originated in China.
  • Peaches on the Silk Road: The peach's scientific name, Prunus persica, is a direct reference to the fruit's travels to Persia along the Silk Road.
  • Peach varieties: You can buy two main varieties of peaches: clingstone (the flesh sticks to the stone) and freestone (the stone is easily separated from the flesh).

  • Peach colors: The peach can have yellow or white flesh, which is sweeter and less acidic than its more traditional golden counterpart.
  • Top peach growers: China is the largest producer of peaches, followed by Italy.
  • Peach nutrition: A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It's also a good source of vitamins A and C.
  • Biggest peach cobbler: "The world's largest peach cobbler" is made every year in Georgia, which is known as the Peach State. That cobbler measures 11 feet by 5 feet.
  • "The Peach State": That would be the nickname for Georgia.
  • Peach season: Peaches are best from June to the end of August.
  • Peach ripeness: The flesh of a peach should have a slight give, but use your whole hand vs. fingertips to check since the fruit bruises so easily. Also, check for an even coloring of golden or creamy yellow.