🍑 There’s an historical marker in South Haven where they were first grown around 1940 under the direction of Professor Stanley Johnson at Michigan State University's South Haven Experiment.
🍑 The life of a peach tree is about 15 years, and peaches don’t bear fruit during the first two years The trees produce some fruit the third year but bear the most peaches in years 4 to 15.
🍑 The United States grows 978,260 tons of peaches each year. That’s 1.9 billion pounds!
🍑 Peaches get their flavor from their variety, not their color.
🍑 Freestone is the most common peach variety (where the pit is easily removed), but other varieties include semi-freestone, white, clingstone and donut.
🍑 Peaches are packed with several major nutrients, including vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C and potassium.
🍑 One medium-sized peach contains just 38 calories. Peaches are an excellent source of fiber, good for blood sugar and naturally fat free.
http://www.michmarkers.com (search Haven Peaches)