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Peaches

Peach Fruit

Peaches are a native to China. The peach is a species belongs to the genus Prunus. Peaches are excellent source of fiber. The peach develops from a single ovary that ripens into a fleshy, juicy exterior, making up the edible part of the fruit, and a hard interior, called the stone or pit. Peaches can be red, pink, yellow, white, or a combination of those colors. Peaches are used in desserts and appetizers that provides perfect combination of flavor and nutrition.
  • First cultivation:Peaches were first cultivated in ancient China.
  • Introduction to Greece:Peaches were introduced in Greece around 322 B.C.
  • First grown in Georgia: Peaches were first grown in Georgia during the colonial period of the 1700s.
  • Peach State: After the Civil war, Georgia peach cultivators came up with new peach varieties and started commercial business and made Georgia a Peach State.
Peach fruit

Peach Classification

Yellow-Flesh-Peach

Yellow-Flesh Peaches


Yellow-flesh peaches have a pit, in the center of the flesh.
Taste The yellow flesh peaches are more Acidic tang than the white flesh peaches.
Season May - Sept
Mostly available Farm Market
Popular Varieties Reliance and Sweet Scarlet
Skin texture Skin color mostly red over a bright yellow ground color

White-Flesh-Peach

White-Flesh Peaches

White-flesh peaches are very sweet with low acidity
Taste They taste sweet to less acidic and smoother with white flesh
Season May - Aug
Mostly available Western markets, in Asia
Popular Varieties Spring Snow and Sugar May
Skin texture Soft texture, creamy or yellow with red or pink color near the pit

Clingstone-Peach

Clingstone Peaches

Clingstone peaches have flesh that adheres to the pits.
Taste Sweeter and juicier
Season May - Aug
Mostly available Rarely found in the local market
Popular Varieties Santa Rosa and Red Beauty
Skin texture Soft texture, flesh is yellow and bright red near the pit.

freestone-peach

Freestone Peaches

Freestone peaches have flesh that does not stick to the pits.
Taste Less juicy texture with sweet to slightly acidic taste
Season May - Oct
Mostly available Generally Available
Popular Varieties Glowhaven, Cresthaven, and Redhaven Peaches
Skin texture Creamy or yellow in color with varying ranges of red blush or mottling
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