- Genetically, nectarines differ from peaches by a single recessive gene — the one that makes peaches fuzzy.
- Yellow-fleshed peaches are more popular among Americans and Europeans, while Asians prefer the white-fleshed varieties.
- Members of the rose family, peaches are related to the almond.
- The peach is the state flower of Delaware and the state fruit of South Carolina. Georgia is nicknamed The Peach State.
- In World War I, peach pits were used as filters in gas masks.
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