Originating in China over 2000 years ago, they were introduced to Europe by Alexander the Great who found them growing in Iran. Nowadays, the are commercially grown all over Australia due to their popularity.
In Australia, peaches are sold by their flesh which are either white or yellow. Peaches with white flesh are usually sweeter then those with yellow flesh. Yellow peaches tend to be a little tart in flavour.
Available October - April.
For optimum keeping, store peaches at room temperature away from sunlight to bring them up to peak ripeness.