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 edible juicy fruits with various
characteristics, most called peaches and others (the glossy-skinned varieties), nectarines.
The specific name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia (modern-day Iran), from where it was transplanted to Europe. It belongs to the genus Prunus, which includes the cherry, apricot, almond and plum, in the rose family. The peach is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated seed shell. Due to their close relatedness, the inside of a peach stone tastes remarkably similar to almond, and peach stones are often used to make a cheap version of marzipan, known as persipan.
Peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they are regarded commercially as different fruits. The skin of nectarines lacks the fuzz (fruit-skin trichomes) that peach-skin has; it is thought that a mutation in a single gene (MYB25) is responsible for the hair or no-hair difference between the two.
In 2018, China produced 62% of the world total of peaches and nectarines
|4572||Peach, August Pride||3 Gallon||The August Pride Peach is a large, all purpose yello freestone peach for milder climates. Sweet, aromatic, rich flavor. It's one of the very best! Less than 300 chill hours needed. Ripens 3-4 weeks after the Mid Pride Peach.|
|4573||Peach, Eva's Pride||3 Gallon||The Eva's Pride Peach is a delicious, fine flavored peach with very low chill hours needed. Ripens in June, Medium to large freestone Peach. Our good friends the Northrop's grow these Peaches and we just love them! Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.|
|4574||Peach, Flordaking||3 Gallon||The Flordaking Peach tree produces a high quality, early season peach. Large semi-freestone, sweet fruit. 450 Chill hours or less. Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.|
|4575||Peach, May Pride (SPRING ONLY)||3 Gallon||David says that this is the finest peach! Very early ripening peach for warmer climates. Ripens in May. Delicious and sweet. Produces beautiful pink blossoms. 175 to 200 Chill hours, self fruitful. Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.|
|4576||Peach, Mid Pride||3 Gallon||The Mid Pride Peach is a yellow, freestone peach for warmer climates. Exceptional flavor, mid season, 250 chill hours. We have grown and enjoyed this variety for over 20 years!|
|4577||Peach, Red Baron (SPRING ONLY)||3 Gallon||Red Baron Peach is a large, firm, juicy yellow freestone peach. Produces double red blossoms. Long time favorite in Texas and California. 250-300 Chill Hours, self-fruitful. Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.|
|4578||Peach, Rio Grande||3 Gallon||The Rio Grande Peach is a large, yellow-fresh fruit. Usually ripens around June. 450 Chill Hours needed. Rio Grande Peaches are freestone, meaning the seed/stone comes out clean. Photo courtesy of L.E. Cooke|
|4579||Peach, Sam Houston||3 Gallon||Sam Houston Peach is a medium sized yellow to red blushed fruit. Freestone, low chill hour requirement.|
|4580||Peach, Tropic Snow||3 Gallon||Low Chill hour peach tree (225 hours). White flesh, semi-freestone peach for South Texas and central Florida areas. Low acidicy, extremely sweet flavor. Self-Fruitful. Photo Courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery.|