How To Pick A Peach In National Peach Month

Dated: 08/14/2017

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August is National Peach Month and there are some interesting facts to learn about the peach. First, peaches originated in China about 1000 B.C.E. According to Chinese folklore, the peach brings luck and protection. Chinese brides carry peach blossoms as a symbol of unity. Today there are over 700 varieties of peaches grown and China is the largest worldwide producer. Peaches are very nutritious, containing vitamins A, B and C with only 37 calories in a medium-sized peach.  To learn more peach facts, go to the following website:

When looking for the perfect peach, check these following 4 tips:

  1. Look for firm peaches with a pleasant aroma. Avoid peaches with brown spots or shriveled skin as these are indicators of dehydration and could affect the peach’s  texture. Firmness is a  good sign of a freshly picked peach. Sniff to be sure that it smells like a peach should.

  2. Pick full-colored peaches. Color is an important factor in choosing a peach. Look for rich yellows, oranges and reds. The more vibrant the color, the tastier the peach.

  3. Size does matter. You should choose medium to large peaches for the juiciest and best tasting peaches.

  4. Look for a sign that says the peach has been tree-ripened; if not, it may never become sweet enough. Peaches should remain on the tree for as long as possible before picking in order to develop its sugars.

For additional information on picking the perfect peach, see the following article:

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