Happy National Peach Month!
- 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.