The Main Plant entry for Peaches (Prunus persica)

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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

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Common names
  • Peach
Matching plants under this entry
  • Prunus persica
  • Prunus persica var. nucipersica
  • Prunus persica var. persica
  • Prunus persica var. nectarina
  • Prunus persica var. platycarpa
  • Prunus persica var. compressa

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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Aug 27, 2013 3:10 AM concerning plant:
    The peach is the state tree fruit of Alabama.

  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 9:30 AM concerning plant:
    The peach blossom is the state flower of Delaware.
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Sep 30, 2012 12:46 PM concerning plant:
    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."
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Feb 8, 2012 1:50 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant which produces a reddish yellow honey.
  • Posted by dbrawner (Daufuskie Island SC - Zone 8b) on Jul 29, 2014 1:32 PM concerning plant:
    It makes for a great smoking wood for bbq ribs and pulled pork. :-D
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