Despite originating in China thousands of years ago, many people consider the apple the all-American fruit. And while the U.S. is the world’s second-largest producer of apples, its 5-million-ton annual harvest pales in comparison to China’s 41 million.
If you’re one of the many who can’t wait for the end of summer when the Palisade peaches reach the markets from Western Slope orchards, you know that peach trees play an important role in the Colorado economy.
Stroll through Denver’s Washington Park or Capitol Hill neighborhoods in late summer and you’re likely to see a stately tree full of fragrant white flowers interspersed among bright green fern-like leaves.
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