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
Fragrant
Flower Time: Spring
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees

This is a peach tree ID'd as 'Green Leaf Patio Dwarf'. It bears r

This plant is tagged in:
Image

Comments:
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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

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."

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

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

The peach blossom is the state flower of Delaware.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

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

The peach is the state tree fruit of Alabama.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

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

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Peach Tree Query by LadySadie Nov 24, 2017 1:51 PM 3
Growing Saturn (Peento, Donut) peaches In Daytona Beach area by Limaxmax Feb 8, 2017 8:19 PM 1
Which rootstock is this? by PetraPancake Aug 28, 2016 6:26 AM 2
Tangerine tree by jnicholes Apr 9, 2016 6:19 AM 18
Garden Chat and Photos by Catmint20906 Jan 2, 2016 11:47 AM 3,043
Plant Usages Categories by dbrawner Sep 4, 2014 7:01 PM 90
Anyone planting an orchard? by hazelnut Apr 23, 2013 9:15 AM 40
More on the subject of non-cultivar top-level plants by dave Nov 14, 2011 6:52 PM 69
Forbes Silkmoth Life Cycle by TexasPuddyPrint Apr 24, 2010 10:20 PM 20

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by daylily and is called "Holy Guacamole"