Peach taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Peach fruit (Prunus persica) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Peach as it is a combination of genus (Prunus) and species (P. persica). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Peach is Rosaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Peach
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Peach that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Peach Facts are:
- In china, peaches are considered as a symbol of good luck.
- From 1982, august is National peach month in USA.
- In roman times, Peaches were also called as Persian apples, as people assumed that they originated from Persia.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Reliance, Sweet Scarlet, Spring Snow, Sugar May, Santa Rosa, Red Beauty, Glowhaven, Cresthaven and Redhaven Peaches. It is not available in seedless variety.