Prunus Persica

Peaches are a species of Prunus native to China that bears an edible juicy fruit. It is a deciduous tree or shrub growing to 4–10 m and up to 5 metres wide. It is self pollinative. The leaves are glossy, dark green and cat’s-eye shaped with finely serrated edges measuring 7-15 centimetres long. They have an astringent, grassy scent. The peach flower is a five-petaled pink flower growing in solitary or in pairs and measuring 3 centimetres wide. The fruit has an orange, fuzzy skin with a white or yellow flesh, ranging from sweet to sour in taste. Its single, large seed is oval and brown, surrounded by a woody husk measuring 2 centimetres long.

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