31Days of Fruits & Vegetables – Peaches
Did you know that Peaches are symbols for good luck and longevity in China? Neither did I! Dating back to the 10th century, Peaches were known to be the preferred fruit to Kings and Emperors. From China, Peaches have domestically appeared in Japan around 4700 BC and was later found elsewhere in Persia and Greece. It wasn’t until the early 17th century were Peaches made their way to North America.
Peaches grow in a fairly limited range of dry, continental or temperate climates since the trees have a chilling requirement that tropical or subtropical areas generally cannot satisfy except at high altitudes for example in parts of South America, Ethiopia, India, and Nepal.
Fun Facts about Peaches
“The Peach State” is Georgia’s nickname.
A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber.
“The World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” is made every year in Georgia. The cobbler measures 11 feet by 5 feet.
August is National Peach Month
Peaches are at their peak from June to the end of August