The peach is a beautiful fruit: It has a distinctive aroma that reminds you of late summer, a delicate fuzzy skin, flavor with a hint of almonds, and lots of juice. Local and in season, it is one of our finest fruits.
Peaches and nectarines were first domesticated by the Chinese. They were cultivated in Persia and transplanted in Europe. During the 16th century they were brought to America by Spanish explorers. In the United States, the biggest growers are Georgia (the peach state), South Carolina and California. (more…)