Peaches

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Fuzzy peaches are synonymous with summertime. The fruit can be found everywhere from roadside stands and grocery store produce sections to desserts and salads at five-star restaurants.

Some of our favorite peachy recipes include:

And although Georgia is known as the Peach State, South Carolina isn’t far behind, ranking No. 2 in the nation.

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Fun Facts About Peaches

  1. “The Peach State” is Georgia’s nickname.
  2. Peaches are a great source of vitamins A and C.
  3. You can buy two main varieties of peaches: clingstone and freestone. It is harder to remove the flesh from the pit on a clingstone peach.
  4. The flesh of a peach should have a slight give, but use your whole hand vs. fingertips to check.
  5. A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber.
  6. “The World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” is made every year in Georgia. The cobbler measures 11 feet by 5 feet.
  7. August is National Peach Month
  8. Peaches are at their peak from June to the end of August.

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August Peach Month infographic

Fact source: WebMD

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