Prunus persica 'Versicolor'

Flowers double; on the same tree there is a mixture of deep pink flowers and pale pink, almost white flowers with deeper pink stripes. Economically, the peach is ranked third of the deciduous tree fruits behind the apple and the pear. Originating in China, it is believed the peach was transported first to Asia and then to the Mediterranean and Europe, where it was available at least 2000 years ago. Peaches are now bred chiefly in the usa, mostly California, and also in Italy. In Australia they are grown mainly in temperate areas: 80% of canned peaches are grown in the Murray/Goulburn Valley in Vic, but there are also large areas in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of nsw and the Riverland Area of sa. The processing industry uses 'Golden Queen' as its main cultivar but other cultivars extend the processing season. Dessert cultivars include 'Anzac', 'Beale', 'Flordhaprince', 'Maravilha', 'Orion', 'Sherman's Early', 'Springcrest' and 'Springold'. A number of dwarf cultivars are available that are both ornamental and producers of good fruit. These include:

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Prunus L.
species         Prunus persica (L.) Batsch