August is National Peach Month and we’re kicking off our month-long celebration of freshly handpicked peaches with some fun peach facts—our favorite summer fruit. These interesting bits of information will leave you feeling peachy.

Peach Facts
Peach facts

8 Peach Facts You Didn’t Know

  1. There are over 700 varieties of peaches.
  2. Peaches are a great source of vitamins A, B and C. They’re good for your skin, help keep you energized, and support a healthy immune system.
  3. A medium-sized peach contains only 37 calories.
  4. The United States provides 25% of the world’s total supply of fresh peaches.
  5. Last year alone, Harry & David’s orchards produced over 200 tons of gift-quality peaches.
  6. You can ripen peaches by placing them in a brown paper bag for two to three days.
  7. Harry & David farms 1,684 acres of fruit, which includes our Oregold® Peach orchards.
  8. The term, “you’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to someone you liked.

So, celebrate National Peach Month with Harry & David and send a friend the sweet taste of summer. Happy Peach Month!


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