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Peach, fruit tree of the rose family, grown throughout the warmer temperate regions of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Peaches are widely eaten fresh as a dessert fruit and are also baked in pies and cobblers; canned peaches are a staple commodity in many regions. Yellow-fleshed varieties are especially rich in vitamin A..
There are several varieties of peaches. The main varieties are: Transfalia, Jumbo and Extreme.
As with many stone fruits, peaches originated in China. It is in the Rosaceae, or Rose, family; genus species Prunus Persica. From China this delectable fruit spread to Persia, where it was widely cultivated. Alexander the Great furthered its spread into Europe - paintings of peaches were even found on the walls of Herculaneum, preserved despite the destruction of Vesuvius. In the 16th century, Spanish explorers brought it to the Americas and in the 17th century it was introduced to England and France. It was widely popular and in the Victorian era was served wrapped in a fine napkin as a dessert. Peaches were planted all along the East Coast of the United States by the 18th century, though commercial production of peaches in America took a bit longer, not really beginning until the 19th century. California is now the leading producer of peaches in the United States. Turkey has more than 25+ varieties for Peaches, feel free to ask us.