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Family Icon Family: Rosaceae
Area Icon Area: Albania
Period Icon Period of Harvest: July - September
Categories: Herb Leaves

Prunus persica

Peach leaves

A vigorous growing, but small tree with a spreading canopy, usually 1.8 – 3 m in cultivation. Trees are short-lived, generally living only 15-20 years, and even less on sites with a history of peach cultivation. Leaves are linear with acute tips, finely serrate margins, folded slightly along the midrib, sickle-shaped in profile, 5 – 15 cm in length.

Flowers are Light pink to carmine, to purplish; 2.5 – 3.5 cm in diameter. The fruit is a drupe. The bony endocarp (pit) surrounds a single, large, ovate seed. The flesh is the mesocarp and the skin the exocarp.