National Peach Pie Day is celebrated on August 24th in the United States, as a celebration of the delicious and fragrant dessert loved by many. The origins of the holiday are unknown, but it is likely connected to the peak harvest season for peaches which occurs in June to August.
The first published recipe for peach pie appeared in the mid-19th century, but it is likely that the dessert has been enjoyed for much longer. Peach pies gained popularity during the Civil War in the United States and have remained a beloved dessert to this day.
- Peaches are commercially grown in 20 US states, with significant crops in California, New Jersey, South Carolina, Washington and Pennsylvania. Georgia, known as the “Peach State,” is the leading producer of peaches.
- It takes an average of one week to harvest a single peach tree.
- The average weight of a peach is 74 grams.
- Peaches are a low-calorie fruit, with an average of 30 calories per fruit. They are also a good source of vitamin C and potassium.
How to take part
To participate in National Peach Pie Day, you can buy or make your own peach pie, try out different recipes or even come up with your own creative cooking options. Share your celebrations with friends and family and use the hashtag #NationalPeachPieDay on social media.
When is National Peach Pie Day celebrated in 2022?
National Peach Pie Day is observed on August 24 each year.