- Flower nameOhatsu-momo
- Scientific nameAmygdalus persica 'Ohatsu-momo'
- Alias桃, Peach
- Place of originShimoina region of Nagano Prefecture
- Place of floweringOrchard
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Ohatsu-momo
Ohatsu-momo (scientific name: Amygdalus persica 'Ohatsu-momo') is a species of peach* native to the Shimoina region of Nagano Prefecture and has been cultivated in Japan since ancient times. The flowers are followed by spherical fruits. The rind is light yellow to green with some sun-exposed areas red. The flesh color is greenish white. The fruit is eaten raw, processed into jam and other products, and used for medicinal purposes. The wood is used as a grafting rootstock for breeding horticultural varieties of peaches.
*Peach (scientific name: Amygdalus persica) is a small, deciduous, tall-sized tree of the peach family, Rosaceae, native to China.
Common name: Ohatsu-momo, Scientific name: Amygdalus persica 'Ohatsu-momo', Place of origin: Shimoina region, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, Life form: Deciduous small to medium tree, Tree height: 3-8 m, Leaf color: green, Leaf length: 5-10 Leaf shape: broadly lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, inflorescence: alternate, leaf margin: serrate, flower color: peach-red, flower diameter: 5 cm, flowering season: April-May, fruit diameter: 3-7.5 cm, fruiting season: July-August, fruit shape: round to globose, rind color: light yellow to green with some red on sunny parts, flesh color: greenish white, uses: eating fruit raw, processing (jam, etc.), medicinal use, and grafting stock.