University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Peach (Prunus persica)

Peaches are roundish, sometimes pointed at the blossom end, with a suture along one side. Peaches vary in size but are usually about the size of a tennis ball. The skin is fuzzy and its color ranges from yellow to red. Flesh color is yellow, or sometimes white. The stone or pit is large, deeply pitted, oval or pointed, and tan to brown in color. The tree is deciduous, moderately small with a dense upright growth habit except when pruned to encourage spreading growth. Leaves are alternate, narrow and 4-8 inches long with finely serrated margins. They point downward and curve inward. Peaches are grown in north and central Florida.