Peach Cultivation in China

The Chinese took native wild peach trees and started to cultivation them circa 2000 BCE.

      2000 BCE

Additional Information:

  • Why Are Peaches Fuzzy? | Wonderopolis
    Many kids, however, have one destination in mind as soon as they burst through the front door: the kitchen. Why the kitchen? Because that’s where the refrigerator and cupboards full of after-school snacks are!
  • 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. It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine.
  • Peach – The Canadian Encyclopedia
    The peach (Prunus persica) is the most widely grown stone fruit. It is native to China and was introduced to Europe 2,000 years ago. Peaches are now grown in temperate zones, worldwide.
  • The History of the Peach | Kingsburg Orchards
    As with many stone fruits, peaches originated in China. It is in the Rosaceae, or Rose, family; genus species Prunus Persica. From China this delectable fruit spread to Persia, where it was widely cultivated. Alexander the Great furthered its spread into Europe – paintings of peaches were even found on the walls of Herculaneum, preserved despite the destruction of Vesuvius.

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