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11 Totally Sweet Facts About Peaches Everyone Should Know

Ain't that peachy?

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1. In China, the peach is a symbol of unity and immortality.

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They consider the peach tree to be the tree of life given its diverse qualities.

2. Peaches, apricots, pears, and plums are all members of the rose family.

The Rosaceae family can be shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants that produce flowers, and sometimes fruit.
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The Rosaceae family can be shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants that produce flowers, and sometimes fruit.

3. Alexander the Great discovered peaches during a conquest in Persia.

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They were introduced to the Persians from China, where they originated back before 10th century BC.

4. Romans called the peaches Persikon malon.

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In Greece, Persikon malon is literally translated as Persian apple, since they were introduced from Persia.

5. In Hungary, peaches are known as the fruit of calmness.

So the next time you set your intentions, intend to eat more peaches.
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So the next time you set your intentions, intend to eat more peaches.

6. A lot of cosmetic products contain peaches.

Peach face cream, peach hand lotion, peach exfoliant. All peach everything.
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Peach face cream, peach hand lotion, peach exfoliant. All peach everything.

7. A lot of hair products contain peaches as well!

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Forget the tingly sensation of mint leaf hair products, peach is where it's at.

8. Christopher Columbus helped introduce peach trees to America.

During his second and third excursions to America, he brought along the seeds that would later be planted in Georgia.
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During his second and third excursions to America, he brought along the seeds that would later be planted in Georgia.

9. The first American peach orchard was founded in 1565.

That's 450 years of succulent homegrown peaches.
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That's 450 years of succulent homegrown peaches.

10. The largest peach cobbler made is roughly 3.5 metres by 1.5 metres big.

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The cobbler is made in Peach County Georgia, USA every year. You could fit four people comfortably in that cobbler!

11. In 2012, Canadians consumed $89.9 million worth of peaches.

They were the United States' biggest export, with Mexico trailing behind in second with $55.2 million worth of peaches.
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They were the United States' biggest export, with Mexico trailing behind in second with $55.2 million worth of peaches.

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