Ten fun facts about Nectarines
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Peaches and nectarines are the same species; although peaches have fuzz, it is because the gene is dominant while in nectarines, the 'fuzz gene' is recessive.
Its name came from Ancient Romans, who called it the "Persian apple", but later from the French word 'peche'.
Though studies suggest peaches have been cultivated in China since 2,000 B.C., peaches are mentioned in Chinese writing back in the 10th century B.C.
Peach trees need nitrogen rich fertilizers like bone meal or blood meal, or they may not grow successfully.Fact 5
Like apples and bananas, nectarines are climacteric, or they continue to ripen even after they are picked from the tree.Fact 6
Nectarines are often considered a cross between a peach and a plum, even though they come from the same tree as a peach.Fact 7
Though Georgia is known as the "Peach State" in the U.S., China is the top peach producer with over 11 million tons.Fact 8
The ancient Chinese believed the peach possessed more vitality than other trees since the blossom sprouts before the leaves.Fact 9
In South Carolina, there is a water tower that is 150 feet tall which resembles a peach.Fact 10
Nectarines possess a bit more Vitamin C, more potassium and twice the amount of Vitamin A than a peach. Click here for more food facts ❯
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