Peach tree seeds (Prunus persica) - 5 seeds pack
Peach tree seeds (Prunus persica)
Pack of 5 seeds just collected this season.
Prunus persica (PEACH TREE) grows up to 7 m tall and wide. However, when properly pruned, trees are typically 3-4m tall and wide. The leaves are lanceolate, 7 to 16 cm long, 2 to 3 cm wide, with pinnate veins. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, 2.5 to 3 cm in diameter, pink, with five petals.
The fruit has yellow or whitish pulp, a delicate aroma, and a velvety (peach) skin. The pulp is very delicate and easy to bruise in some cultivars, but it is quite firm in some commercial varieties, especially when green.
The single large seed is reddish-brown, oval in shape, about 1.3 to 2 cm long, and surrounded by a wood-like shell. Peaches, along with cherries, plums, and apricots, are stone fruits (drupes). There are several varieties of heirloom, including the Indian peach or Indian blood peach, which arrives in late summer and can have a color ranging from red and white to purple.
The cultivated peaches are divided into sticky stones and free stones, depending on whether the pulp sticks to the pit or not; both can have white or yellow flesh.
White-fleshed peaches are usually very sweet with little acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches tend to have a tangy taste along with sweetness, although this also varies greatly. Both colors usually have some red on the skin. Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular types in China, Japan, and neighboring Asian countries, while Europeans and North Americans have historically favored acidic yellow-fleshed cultivars.