Peach Blossom Announces a Flowering Spring

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The pink peach flower is a sign and a symbol of love and well-being. It is an indispensable element of the spring season. The traditional floral shop has a wide selection of them, in addition to orchids, chrysanthemums and several other typically Asian plants.

Peach blossoms are a must-have ornament for many households during the Lunar New Year. A full week before the Tet, the flower markets of Hanoi are in a state of full bloom. At the flower market in Quang Ba, in the district of Tây Hô, Hanoi’s largest flower wholesale market, large numbers of people come to pick peach blossoms.

Hundreds of peach varieties exist, so you need to choose the one suited to your region.

In this article, we elaborate on the different varieties of peach blossoms, the meaning, and history behind this spring bloom, by following this:

* What Is the Meaning of Peach Blossom?

* What Is the History of Peach Blossom in China?

* What Are Peach Blossom Characteristics?

* Matters to Take into Consideration While Planting Peach Trees.

* What Are the Different Types Of Peach Blooms?

What Is the Meaning of Peach Blossom?

Peach blossoms represent purity and womanhood. Young women put them in their houses as a sign of good luck and joy when they are engaged. Peach blossoms debut exactly in time for International Girl’s Day according to the moon calendar.

In China, not many plants possess a strong value of peach blossom. Peach is one of Cheou-Sing’s attributes, the god of durability. Peach blossom gives a thousand-year-old spring, says the popular iconography. They are a sign of infinity, and there is a legend saying that immortals feed on the flowers of the peach tree.

The Chinese vases usually bear a design of peach blossoms to wish for longevity. In Japan, the flower of peach is linked to marriage and is a sign of both virginity and loyalty. In ancient Egypt, the peach tree was consecrated to Harpocrates, the god of silence.

What Is the History of Peach Blossom in China?

Old customs believed that the peach blossom and its color repelled the devils, its leaves were able to charm humans, and its fruit, the well-known peaches of immunity, matured once in 1,000 years. The legend tells us that this marvelous plant was growing in the palace gardens of the Western Mother Queen, the Goddess of the Fairies, in the Kun Lun mountains. When the wonderful peach was bearing fruit, the goddess invited all the undying souls every 1000 years and held a great festival with the immortals to share the fruits of immortality.

As a longevity sign, peach is a traditional feature of the god of longevity, Sau. You can find them in numerous items or statuettes used in Feng Shui to encourage longevity, and ultimately health. Peach blossom is the Chinese third month blossom.

What Are Peach Blossom Characteristics?

Peaches normally fruit at the age of 7-years old and can grow fruit over 15 to 20 years. This plant requires sun exposure and well-drained deep soil. It tolerates dry, rocky, but not calcareous ground. Like the majority of other fruit trees, the peach plant is vulnerable to both insects (aphids, thrips), as well as diseases (Mediterranean fly, powdery mildew, scab…).

The most common illness is peach blister due to the Taphrina fungus. It appears as blisters on the infected leaves. Preventive applications in late fall or early spring (before blossoms open) are effective. Avoid treating it on rainy days or right after the rain. To prevent this disease, we recommend you use garlic or nasturtiums at the base of the peach trees.

Matters to Take into Consideration While Planting Peach Trees

You can plant the peach tree in the fall. It enjoys sun exposure. The shrubs that form give peaches around the 5th year. For the tree to fully grow, a hole should be dug in a square, so the tree’s roots are not stuck in a tangle. The soil must first be softened in preparation.

Peach trees are generally transplanted in an attempt to improve their growth. The graft’s bud must be at the soil level. Once it has settled, the tree should be shaken to prevent air gaps. It should be irrigated with a minimum of 10 liters of clean water during the planting.

What Are the Different Types Of Peach Blooms?

Peach trees grow rapidly. At first, it grows in a linear position and then spreads out with age, growing to a height of 3 to 5 m when they become adults. Peach blossoms emerge on the last year’s growths, dreading late winter frosts and opening in February or March. You can collect different forms of peaches from late June to September.

The redwing peach blossom grows very big, juicy, flavorful, red, and white flesh peaches that mature at the end of July. The oriane peach gives large yellow fruits, with attractive juicy and very fragrant yellow pulp during August. This species is suitable for most weather conditions. The sanguine vineuse peach matures in September, its reddish fruits with white pulp strongly tinted with red filaments and very fragrant.

The common peach blossom, also called prunus persica, is a fruit plant of the Prunus genus that belongs to the Rosaceae group. It is grown for its delicious fruit, the peaches. The peach tree is originally from China, where there are traces of its existence going back over 9,000 years. In mainland China, it is an enormously important tree. It symbolizes immunity to death. It then made its appearance in Greece during the seventh century before Christ and six centuries later among the Romans. In Europe, it was only grown in France in the middle ages and is now found in our gardens.