First Peach Orchard Established in Florida in 1865

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Orchard Established

August is National Peach Month! There are over 700 varieties of peaches, and they date back as early as 79 A.D. where they are mentioned in literature. In 1865, the first peach orchard was established in Florida, and now peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in the United States. California produces more than 50% of the peaches in the United States and grows 175 different varieties.

Peach trees are native to China, and in ancient China, peaches were considered to be a symbol of long life and immortality. Peaches traveled west along the silk roads to Persia, where they were discovered by Alexander the Great, who introduced them to the Greeks. Spaniards brought peaches to South America and the French introduced them to the United States. Soon after, the first peach orchard was created.

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Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer is the Senior Marketing Manager at AgHires, with over 13 years of marketing experience, over 9 of which she has spent in the agriculture marketing industry. Growing up in a small farming town, Karyn has a deep appreciation for the importance of agriculture and its role in our communities. Since joining AgHires in 2017, Karyn has used her wealth of experience and knowledge to help job seekers and clients achieve their goals. She has a passion for learning and discovering new ways to support the industry.