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11 Totally Sweet Facts About Peaches Everyone Should Know

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

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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.

8. Christopher Columbus helped introduce peach trees to America.

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

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.

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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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