All About Peach

Latin name Prunus persica (L.) Batsch)

Believed to have originated from China, It is widely now suggested that the peach was bought to Europe by Alexander the Great. There are two classifications of peach, the clingstone peach and the freestone peach. The freestone peach is more commonly found in markets whereas the clingstone peach is often commercially cultivated.

Fruit fact...

The botanical name of the peach is prunus persica. Initially the peach was considered to be native to Persia not China.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

May, June, July

Southern Hemisphere

January, February, December

Significant countries of origin

China, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Argentina