Peach trees, Prunus persica, are originally believed to have come from China to the Mideast through the trade routes known to extend to Turkey and Iran (Persia). The peach seeds could be used to plant and grow trees throughout North A
Peaches on tree : Delicious and widely popular peaches are native to China from where they spread to rest of the world via ancient silk route. They belong to the genus: Prunus, family of Rosaceae. Scientific name: Prunus persica. Technically, the fruit is a "drupe" having similar features of the other members of the genus: Prunus including plums, nectarine, almonds, and damson.
China's IMPORTS, TRADE ROUTES and LOCATION of GOODS in Asia, Central Asia and beyond; ex. Rubies from Ceylon, Lapsi Lazuli near Sogdiana and Tashkent, Jade from Khotan, Amber and peacock feathers form Burma, Gold, Silver and Ivory from Annam; Sandalwood, jasmine, spinach and drugs (opium?) from India. Persia: peach trees, tapestry, date palms; Glassware and Woven goods from Antioch.
THE BLOSSOMS & FRUIT OF FERGANA A collection of fine handblock printed craft textiles featuring the flowering fruit trees and the 'anar' (pomegranates) of the Fergana Valley. Anars, also known as Fruit of Paradise, have a deep significance in cultures along the Silk Route. They are symbolic of abundance, fertility and immortality. Apple, cherry and peach trees in full bloom with Cypress trees, flowering vines and songbirds in pomegranate orchards. Watch our Craft Film to learn the 10…
Those looking for a true peach adventure can try the Peach Blossom Trail, a suggested driving route to take in the sights, smells, and tastes of peaches between Fredericksburg and Stonewall in Gillespie County, the largest peach-producing county in Texas.