Happy National Peach Month!

August 2014

Peachy Facts!

  • Peaches are native to China and have been grown for thousands of years
  • There are over 700 known varieties
  • China is the #1 producer of peaches in the world, Italy is #2, and California is #3
  • California is responsible for about 50% of the US peach supply
  • The US makes up about 25% of the world's peach supply
  • The world's largest peach is in Gaffney, SC and it weighs over 10,000lbs.
  • The pit of a peach contains a poisonous substance known as hydrocyanic acid.