Peaches are considered a symbol of friendship and immortality. Apart from being a symbol of friendship and immortality, peaches provide a lot of nutrients with few calories and no fat. Take a look below for 40 more fun and interesting Peach Facts.
1. Peaches are a widely popular delicious, juicy fruit.
2. Peaches are a great source of vitamins A and C.
3. You can buy two main varieties of peaches: clingstone and freestone.
4. It is harder to remove the flesh from the pit on a clingstone peach.
5. A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber.
6. In Georgia, the World’s Largest Peach Cobbler is made every year.
7. August is National Peach Month in the USA since 1982.
8. Peaches are at their peak from June to the end of August.
9. Scientifically the peach tree is known as Prunus Persica.
10. Peach originate from the region of Northwest China, but today it can be found in many parts of the world.
11. There are over 2000 varieties of peaches in the world.
12. The average lifespan of a peach tree is about 12 years.
13. The peach tree grows to 3–10 m (10–33 ft) tall and 15 centimeters (6 inches) in diameter.
14. The leaves are lanceolate, 7–16 cm (2.8–6.3 in) long.
15. The single, large seed is red-brown, oval shaped, approximately 1.3–2 cm (0.5-0.8 in) long, and is surrounded by a wood-like husk.
16. Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular kinds in China, Japan, and neighboring Asian countries.
17. The peach is a member of the rose family and is a close relative of almonds.
18. China is the world’s leading producer of peaches accounting for about half of world production.
19. The heaviest peach weighs 810 g (1 lb 12 oz) and is an Autumnstar variety harvested by Robert Hogue (Canada).
20. Many famous artists have painted ‘still life with peach fruits’ placed in prominence.
21. In China, peach is a symbol of good luck and protection.
22. Georgia is the Peach State, but California produces about 50 percent of the USA peaches.
23. The oldest archaeological peach stones are from the Kuahuqiao site.
24. In 2016, China alone produced 58% of the world’s total for peaches and nectarines.
25. In Vietnam, the blossoming peach flower is the signal of spring.
26. According to recent research, the selenium in peaches has a positive effect in preventing cancer.
27. Peaches are known to reduce anxiety and are often referred to as the “Fruit of Calmness.”
28. Peach aromas have demonstrated analgesic effects such as reducing the feelings of pain and lifting depression.
29. Peach trees usually grow in temperate climates.
30. Peach plants require fertilizers rich in nitrogen.
31. Peach bonsai trees are used as decoration during the Vietnamese New Year in northern Vietnam.
32. The flower of peach consists of 5 pink petals.
33. Peaches are used in the cosmetic industry for the production of various lotions, creams, and shampoos. Peaches are also used in the perfume industry.