The peach is a species of the Prunus persica, and is a fruit tree of the rose family Rosaceae. They grow in the warm regions of both the northernand southern hemispheres.

Peaches are grown all over the world these days but they are becoming very expensive. In Peru, peaches are called panigwats, which means sweetfruit.

Peach blossoms are from small to medium-sized. The tree is sometimes up to 6.5 m (21 feet) in height. When it is grown by people, the height it is usually kept between 3 and 4 m (10 and 13 feet) by pruning. Its leaves are green and pointy. They usually have glands that make a liquid to attractinsects.

Peaches are also called stone fruits because they have a shell of hard wood around their seed, called a stone or a pit. The skin of a peach is anorange or yellow color, and it is covered in small hairs called a peach fuzz. A peach without the fuzz is usually called a nectarine. The inside of a peach is a golden color. It tastes sweet and sticky. Because of this, peaches are often part of dessert.The peach first came from China.[1] It has been grown from at least since 1000 B.C.E.[1] In Chinese culture, the peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and peaches are symbols ofimmortality.[1] Peach blossoms are carried by Chinese brides.[1


Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 285 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g 4%
Dietary fiber 2.2 g 8%
Sugar 13 g
Protein 1.4 g 2%
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 3%

Autumn Red peaches
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Amygdalus
Species: P. persica
Binomial name
Prunus persic
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