Purchasing Peaches

Peaches (Prunus persica) share the sub-genus Amygdalus with almonds. They both belong to the genus Prunus, which also includes plums, apricots, cherries, and nectarines. These fruits are in the Rosaceae family, along with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, quinces, apples, pears, and ornamental trees and shrubs (such as roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns). Peaches originated in China around 2000 BC, where the first wild peach trees produced small, […]