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Peaches. Greek peaches are delicious, and the country is an important exporter into the rest of Europe. Many of the orchards are in Macedonia, notably in the rich, well watered plains of Pella and Imathia.

Aristotle's pupil Theophratus, the father of botany, called them 'Persian apples', although a couple of centuries later the peach was a dorakino, a 'golden apple', the origin of the current word. Which makes one wonder if the famous golden apples of the Hesperides were really peaches after all?

Text © Dana Facaros

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