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.
Like apples and bananas, nectarines are climacteric, or they continue to ripen even after they are picked from the tree.
Nectarines are often considered a cross between a peach and a plum, even though they come from the same tree as a peach.
Though Georgia is known as the "Peach State" in the U.S., China is the top peach producer with over 11 million tons.
The ancient Chinese believed the peach possessed more vitality than other trees since the blossom sprouts before the leaves.
In South Carolina, there is a water tower that is 150 feet tall which resembles a peach.
Nectarines possess a bit more Vitamin C, more potassium and twice the amount of Vitamin A than a peach.
A fruit that comes from an apricot tree.
Is a state in the United States and is located in the southeastern region.
were an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC.
A cultivar in the group of cabbages that is known for its edible bud.
China is seen variously as an ancient civilization extending over a large area in East Asia.
The pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, part of the rose family.
A tree or shrub species, also the pomaceous fruit of the trees.
Is the second smallest state in the United States and is located in the mid-Atlantic region on the Atlantic coast.
A plant which contains about 100 species of shrubs and trees.