A fruit with a fuzzy orange/pink exterior and a juicy yellow/orange interior surrounding a pit. They are sweet and slightly tart in flavor.
The mountainous area of western China and Tibet.
Alexander the Great is thought to have introduced peaches to Europe by way of Persia in the 300s BCE.
In Chinese culture, the peach is a symbol of immortality and unity.
“How the Peach Came to Georgia” by Richard Solomon (2021)
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)
“Peaches” by Kurt Nolte https://cals.arizona.edu/fps/sites/cals.arizona.edu.fps/files/cotw/Peach.pdf