The peach is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine.
Prunus persica - the peach or peach tree - is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China where it was first domesticated and cultivated. The name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia - modern-day Iran - from where it was then transplanted to Europe. Peaches grow easily around the Mediterranean and similar climates, for various reasons. Peach trees don't require the same kind of helicopter parenting a vegetable garden does, but they do need regular tending to be at their healthiest and most productive. Peaches need careful attention to shaping and pruning, especially in the first two years of growth. Peaches also need protection from insects, which love peaches as much as we do.