Georgia Fuzz: Weather, Workers, and the World’s Peach Paradise

I did some writing for the Southern Foodways Alliance blog about peach fuzz….

we might say that the peach put on fuzz to make its own passage through the world more comfortable. Fuzz came between the fruit’s flesh and the organisms that surrounded it: insects and their larvae, fungi and their spores, and human hands that hurried it to market

Much — to paraphrase William Carlos Williams — much depended on peach fuzz.

Here’s part 1, followed closely by part 2.