Did you hear the news? The new seasonal scone for July has arrived, and it is none other than peach!
Our peach scones are the perfect summer snack, with bursts of summery peachy flavour and a crumbly buttery texture. Our staff always loves when these scones come back in the summer, because it means tons of prime snacking time during breaks.
Peaches are the quintessential summer fruit. In honour of our seasonal scone, here are some things you probably didn’t know about the humble peach.
Peaches are originally from China.
Peaches were domesticated as early as 6,000 BCE in China. They then travelled west, and were introduced to Greece by Alexander the Great. They were rare and prized treats for medieval Europe, and eventually made it to the Americas. Thomas Jefferson’s plantation at Monticello grew peaches.
A rose by any other name…
Peaches are actually part of the rose family. Almonds, plums, apricots, and cherries are, too.
We’re a little fuzzy on the details.
Not a fan of that famous peach fuzz? That’s the whole point. Scientists are pretty sure that the fuzz on peach is intended to be a deterrent to all kinds of threats, from insects to too much moisture.
Peaches from a store are often treated to remove some of the fuzz before being sold.
There are two main varieties of peach.
Peaches are either clingstone, which means that the fruit sticks to the pit (or stone) in the middle, or freestone, meaning that the fruit falls away from the stone easily.
They’re super good for you.
Peaches are low in calories and high in vitamins. And—of course—they’re crazy delicious.
So stop in the store this month and pick up some peach scones! They’ll complement your summer meals perfectly.