The following piece was written by Kelsey Nowakowski and published in National Geographic on the 12th of October:

“During the 1980s, supermarkets stopped purchasing peaches from Mas Masumoto’s 80-acre organic fruit farm in Fresno, California. His heirloom peaches were deemed “too small,” they said.

He considered ripping out the trees to replant them with more commercially accepted varieties. In ‘Epitaph for a Peach,’ an essay published in the Los Angeles Times, he asked why ‘no one wants a peach variety with a wonderful taste.’…”

You can read the full piece here.