Peach

Common Name

Peach

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Genus

Prunus

Species

Persica

Native

native to Persia, peaches actually originated in China

Characteristics

Peaches are deciduous trees.The peach fruit has yellow or whitish flesh with a very delicate aroma and one large seed in the center. The skin of the fruit has a velvety surface. Another fruit that is closely related to peach is the nectarine, which has a smooth skin. cannot grow in the tropics.

Distribution

China, Iran, France, and the Mediterranean countries like Italy, Spain and Greece, United States , Canada, Australia and Vietnam

Climate and weather

Temperate regions

Duration

Insect pests

The tree is prey to frost and is attacked by various fungi, virus diseases, and insect pests,

Diseases

 

Harvesting

 

Uses

 Most peaches are eaten fresh as a snack or dessert. They are also sold in cans or as peach juice

Symptoms

Injury to fruit occurs through oviposition punctures and subsequent larval feeding

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