Peach – Prunus persica

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Peach – Prunus persica

Common Name: Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica, PROO-nus PUR-si-ca

Decorative Life: 3-6 days.

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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.
  • 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.
Storage Specifics:

Unknown based on research although one author suggested 41F.

  • 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.