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Prunus persica var. persica
Synonyms: Amygdalus persica; Persica vulgaris

Common Name(s): Peach
Family: Rosaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 75 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=91° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 43 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -13° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Loam on limestone
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Peach tree's short life realted to cold injury after dormancy requirement fufilled. Grown mainly in mid-southern states and California. Susceptible to frost and high winds.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - fruit, Food - bev base


Geographical Origin:
China, Widely cultivated
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