Peach


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Peach
Common Name: Peach
Botanical Name: Prunus persica (PROO-nus PUR-si-ca)
Decorative Life: 3-6 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food, hydration or bleach solution.
  • Adding ethanol up to 1% in a flower food solution decreased stem plugging and delayed ethylene production by the flowers and therefore extended vaselife. Using only 2% ethanol and 3% sugar works as well as normal flower food containing a germicide and other ingredients plus 1% ethanol.
Family Roots:
  • As a member of the Rosaceae (rose family), its relatives include rose, apple, plum, cotoneaster, geum, spirea and pear.
  • Native to Eastern Asia, Japan.
Personality:
  • Small, delicate flowers along woody branches.
  • Stems cut to various lengths.
  • Plant is a deciduous tree, classed as a dicotyledon.
  • Flowers have a slight fragrance.
Availability: Late winter, early spring.
Flower Color: Pink, white.
Storage Specifics: Unknown based on research although one author suggested 41F.
Tidbits:
  • Prunus is the classical name for plum.
  • The specific epithet name "persica" means peach.
  • Cut dormant branches can be forced into bloom by immersing them in 82F water for 12 hours, then placing them upright in opening solution at 59-64F and high humidity for 1-3 weeks.