Peaches in the New World

By the late 1500s, Mexico was growing peaches that were brought by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century.

Date:
      Late 1500, 16th Century
Occupation:
      Conquistadors
Location:
      Mexico


Additional Information:

  • The History of the Peach – Bader Farms
    Peaches originated in China where they were cultivated since the early days of Chinese culture. Considered the favorite fruit of emperors, peaches were first mentioned in Chinese writings dating back to the 10th century.
  • Peach – Wikipedia
    The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated.[3] It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine.
  • History of Peaches – Where do peaches come from? – Quatr.us
    China was the first home of peaches. Peaches are related to almonds and apples, but apples and almonds grew further west, and peaches grew further east. People in southern China have been eating peaches since at least 1000 BC, and probably as early as 4000 BC.
  • Peach – New World Encyclopedia
    The peach (Prunus persica) is a tree native to China that bears an edible, sweet, juicy fruit of the same name that is very popular throughout the world. It is a deciduous tree which grows 5–10 meters tall and belongs to the subfamily Prunoideae.
  • Peaches in North America before Columbus ~ Yuri Kuchinsky
    This subject has not been considered very often by mainstream scholars of North American history. And yet it emerges quite clearly from recent research that, way before the Europeans arrived, the Native North Americans in what is now US and Canada had already been expert agriculturalists, who cultivated a large variety of fruit trees.

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