It’s Peach Season!

Have you spotted local Peaches for sale yet? I spotted some last week. Peaches are one of my favourites next to pears.

Here are some peach facts:

1. Peach origins: The fuzzy peach is actually a member of the rose family and originated in China.

2. 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.

3. 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).

4. Peach colors: The peach can have yellow or white flesh, which is sweeter and less acidic than its more traditional golden counterpart.

5. Top peach growers: China is the largest producer of peaches, followed by Italy.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. “The Peach State”: That would be the nickname for Georgia.

9. Peach season: Peaches are best from June to the end of August.

10. 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.

Credit Webmd.

4 responses to “It’s Peach Season!”

  1. daddy jake says:

    I picked up some first of the season Okanagan Peaches this past week!

  2. Mags says:

    Buy organic if you can afford it. Peaches are the #1 “dirtiest” fruit in terms of pesticides. 🙁

  3. Mary Walsh says:

    I have been eating Ontario early peaches for 2 weeks now. Very sweet!

  4. free? says:

    peach fuzz really freaks me out…i stick to nectarines!


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