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Growing Great Fresh Peaches in Georgia: A Short History Simply nothing compares to the amazing flavor of a farm fresh, perfectly ripe, sweet and juicy peach. There are hundreds of varieties of peaches, 40 of which are typically grown in Georgia, which fall into two main categories; freestone or clingstone. Freestone peaches are the variety you typically eat right out of the orchard, fresh and as-is. Clingstone peaches are typically used for canning due to the nature of the pit clinging to the fruit. At first it was believed that peaches originated in Persia, often because of the botanical name of the peach “prunus persica”, however it is now believed that China is the original home of the peach. Peaches have been grown in China since around the tenth century B.C. Beautiful ancient Chinese works of art even depict the familiar elegant peach. Spaniards are responsible for bringing peaches to the New World, and colonists found peaches growing in the wild, most likely as a result of the Spaniard’s introduction.
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