All about the Georgia Peach

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All about the Peach Many people do not realize that the peach is actually a member of the rose family. The peach was first cultivated in China and has been long-revered. In Chinese folklore peaches are associated with magical Taoism, with luck and immortality. Peaches are still given as a traditional birthday gift in China. Travelers along the ancient caravan routes would carry the peach seeds to Persia, long before the peach was cultivated in European countries. Early in the 1600’s, the Spanish explorers brought it into the “New World” and by the 1700’s missionaries had established peach crops in the state now known as California. Peaches are available nearly the entire year in the United States, but the best are thought to come from Georgia during the summer months. On the off seasons peaches are imported into the U.S. from Chile and Mexico. Fresher varieties are sold as freestone peaches while a type called clingstone is usually used for canning. The fruit inside these peaches is either yellow or white. The white flesh is
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