As of 2017, peaches are commercially produced in 20 states. The top four states in peach production are California, South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey. In 2017, California supplied nearly 56 percent of the United States fresh peach crop and more than 96 percent of processed peaches (NASS, 2018).Click to see full answer. Similarly, it is asked, where do Peaches originate from?The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine. which country is the largest producer of peaches? China, the world’s leading producer of fruit, is also by far the leading producer of peaches. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, as of 2010, peach production in China was 10 million tonnes (11 million short tons), accounting for 50% of world production. Likewise, people ask, how are peaches planted? As previously stated, planting peach seeds takes place in fall. They should be planted in well-draining soil, preferably with the addition of compost or other organic material. Plant the peach pit about 3-4 inches deep and then cover it with about an inch or so of straw or similar mulch for overwintering.How are peaches grown and harvested?Peaches are picked by hand from the trees. The peaches are immediately rinsed in cold water to stop any further ripening. They are run through hydro-cooler, essentially an ice-water bath that lowers the temperature of the peach to delay the ripening process so the fruit won’t be overripe when it reaches the consumer.