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All About Peaches!


Little known to many, peaches originated in Chinaapproximately 2000 B.C. The scientific name for peaches, Prunus persica, originated from an early European belief that peaches came fromPersia (nowIran). In fact they were brought over on the Silk Road from Asia to the Greater Mesopotamia andMediterranean regions before Christian times.