Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"The Peach (Prunus persica) is a tree native to China that bears a juicy fruit of the same name....The fruit is a drupe, with a single large seed encased in hard wood (called the "stone" or "pit"), yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a velvety skin that bruises easily. Peaches, along with cherries, plums and apricots, are stone fruits (drupes).
"The scientific name persica derives from an early European belief that peaches were native to Persia (now Iran)." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach
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