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Ancient Pits Reveal Origin of Peach Domestication

Peaches fresh from the tree or in treats like pie, jam and ice cream have been enjoyed by people for a long, long time. But, until now, it was not clear just how long it has been. Scientists said this week an analysis of well-preserved ancient peach pits traces the domestication of this sweet fruit back at least 7,500 years to China's lower Yangtze River Valley in the vicinity of Shanghai. Indeed, peaches were among the first tree fruits to be domesticated as early human societies...

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