The Main Plant entry for Peaches (Prunus persica)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Peaches.

Matching plants under this entry:
Prunus persica
Prunus persica var. nectarina
Prunus persica var. platycarpa
Prunus persica var. persica
Prunus persica var. nucipersica
Prunus persica var. compressa

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees

Young Redhaven peaches

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Feb 8, 2012 1:50 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant which produces a reddish yellow honey.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Sep 30, 2012 12:46 PM

The sign posted by the Prunus persica tree at the Illinois State University Horticulture Center read:

"Originating in China, French explorers are believed to have brought the peach to the early colonial settlements near Mobile, Al, in the mid 1500's. Peaches are a good source of vitamin C and also contain modest amounts of beta-carotenes."

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 9:30 AM

The peach blossom is the state flower of Delaware.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Aug 27, 2013 3:10 AM

The peach is the state tree fruit of Alabama.

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Posted by dbrawner (Daufuskie Island SC - Zone 8b) on Jul 29, 2014 1:32 PM

It makes for a great smoking wood for bbq ribs and pulled pork. :-D

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Fruit identification by holygrapefruit Jul 4, 2019 9:08 AM 5
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