A small Chinese tree, Prunus persica, cultivated for its fruit throughout temperate regions. Peach wood has a fine uniform texture and a reddish shade. It is occasionally used for small items such as inlay and marquetry. Like other fruit trees from the rose family, peach trees exudes a water soluble gum from damaged locations on its truck and branches.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Prunus persica; pêcher (Fr.); pesco (It.)
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Height = up to 7 m
- Leaves are lanceolate 7-16 cm long, 2-3 cm wide
- Wood density = 45 pcf