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In 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Peach Month. However, many consider August to be National Peach Month. Nevertheless, this designation is to recognize how important peaches are to our food supply and our economy.
The three largest producing states are California, South Carolina, and Georgia. Georgia is known as the "Peach State".
China is the world's leading producer of peaches and where peach cultivation began. The U.S. is the third largest producer of peaches after Italy.
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This tower is visible from US 85. I personally saw this while driving up to Williamsburg, Virginia in August 2008.
Favorite Peach Dishes:
Peaches & Cream, Peach Cobbler, Peach Cheescake, Peach Pie
Here are a few books related to peaches along with peach-related folk tales from China ("Tao Yao") and Japan ("Momotaro").
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