home  |  history  |  fresh produce  |  farmers market  |  shop depalma   |  location  |  contact us


 DePalma Farms, 18666 E. Hwy 120, Ripon, CA   •    PHONE  209. 838.7034   ~  FAX:  209. 838.8011


Copyright DePalma Farms, 2009, All rights reserved.   Design by Alphagraphics 481, Modesto, CA

 One bite of a


The Peach (Prunus persica) is a tree native to China that bears a juicy fruit of the same name. It is a small deciduous tree growing to 5–10 m tall. The leaves are lanceolate, 7–15 cm long and 2–3 cm broad. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, 2.5–3 cm diameter, pink, with five petals. 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. 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). The modern botanical consensus is that they originate in China, and were introduced to Persia and the Mediterranean region along the Silk Road in early historical times, probably by about 2000 BC (Huxley et al. 1992).

--- Wikipedia

California Peaches


Fresh Produce

Farmer's Market

Shop DePalma

DePalma History












Peaches & Nectarines>




Wine Grapes>


Gift Baskets>




Olive Oils>