August is National Peach Month, and if you live in Colorado, you know that it's also the best time to order your Palisade Peaches. We just got ours, and they are ripe and ready to eat... the perfect time to bust out some delicious Mac Kid peach recipes, and to test my family's peach knowledge!
How much does your family know about peaches?
Q: Which month is known as National Peach Month?
Q: What kind of fruit is a peach?
A: Peaches are classified as a drupe. This means that it is a fruit with a hard stone.
Q: How long does a peach tree take to grow?
A: It takes 3 to 4 years for a peach tree to produce fruit after planting it.
Q: Which state is known as The Peach State?
Q: When is the best time to eat a peach?
A: Peaches are in season in June, July, and August.
Q: How big is the World's Largest Peach Cobbler?
A: 11 feet by 5 feet
Q: Where is the World's Largest Peach Cobbler made each year?
Q: How many calories are in a large peach?
A: Typically, only around 70!
Q: What is the best way to tell if a peach is ripe?
A: Use your whole hand to feel if the flesh gives slightly, and smell it!
Q: What is the scientific name for a peach tree?
A: Prunus Persica
Q: What is the average lifespan of a peach tree?
A: 12 years
Q: Which state produces the most peaches in the United States?
A: California produces about 50% of US peaches.
Q: How many petals are on a peach flower?
A: A peach flower has five pink petals.
Q: What is the fastest way to ripen a peach?
A: Put unripe peaches in a brown paper bag and check every couple of days.
Q: Where did peaches originate?
A: The first peaches came from China!
Q: Which city in Colorado is known for its peaches?
Celebrate National Peach Month with our favorite easy and delicious peach treats!
Check out these delicious treats shared by Macaroni Kid Publishers around the US.
No matter how you slice it, you can't go wrong celebrating National Peach Month!