Peaches - The Persian Apples

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“you're a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
most peaches are cultivated by grafting different combinations of rootstocks to scions.
there are over 700 varieties of peaches-some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks!
in China the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck.
1565 is the starting date of the first peach orchard in Florida.
nectarines are just peaches without the fuzz!
“free-stone” peach just refers to how the flesh of the peach separates from the pit.
peaches are sometimes referred to as “stone” fruit due to their pits. >>>