Peach tree

These are closely related to cherries, belonging to the same genus.

Features of peach trees

  • flowers: solitary
  • styles: 1
  • seeds: 1
  • ripe fruit: 4-8cm, hairy
Peach tree

Peach tree.

© Howard F Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Peach flower

Peach flower.

© H.J Larsen, Bugwood.org
Peach fruit

Peach fruit.

© Tobias Maschler
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Solitary flower

Solitary flower.

Flower with one style

Flower with one style.

Peach fruit

Peach fruit with one seed and hairy outer skin.

Features of cherry trees

  • flowers in clusters with stalks all arising from a central point, or arranged along a short stem, or in spikes
  • styles: 1
  • seeds: 1
  • ripe fruit: less than 2cm long with a smooth apex
  • bark with raised horizontal lines or bands of pores (lenticels)
Diagram of a flower showing the stigma, stamen, style, petal and sepal