A Day As A Peach Picker In Himachal Pradesh

The quest to understand the source of the food we eat took me to Rajgarh, Himachal Pradesh. This town in Sirmaur Valley is famous as the Peach Bowl of India. 80% of all peaches produced in India are grown in Rajgarh. Here I found work as a peach picker for a day and got to learn many things about this delicious summer fruit. About The Fruit Peaches are an ancient fruit, believed to have originated over four thousand years ago in China(1). They go so long back in China, that they have a special place in Chinese folklore. Travellers would carry sticks made of peach wood that could ward off evil spirits. They were also [...]