Peach

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Silk dyed with peach bark; Uemera Dye Archive

Description

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

Resources and Citations

Schoch, W., Heller, I., Schweingruber, F.H., Kienast, F., 2004:Wood anatomy of central European Species: Stone Fruit: Peach,Prunus persica (L.) Batsch

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