The peach tree (Prunus persica) is small to medium-sized fruit tree in the rose (Rosaceae) family. Thought to have originated in China, it is important in Chinese mythology and symbolism, where it is thought of as the fruit of immortality. The trees produce beautiful clusters of pink flowers along the branches.

The Spanish explorers brought peaches to the New World. Today, peach trees are cultivated commercially in United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, and in various European countries with suitab