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June 27, 2012
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Peachy keen for peach season

There is nothing better than a perfectly ripe, juicy, drip-down-your chin, naturally sweet, summer peach. Peach season, June through September, is here and is gracing produce stands with a sunset of colors.

Originally from China, peaches quickly spread through the European continent and were later brought to the United States by the Spaniards in the early 1600s. Peach trees thrive in warm temperate climates, and today can be found growing in Georgia, California, Texas, and South Carolina.

Peaches, along with plums and apricots, belong to the rose family. They are a stone fruit due to the hard seed or pit …

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