Kōrero: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Golden Queen peaches

Golden Queen peaches

Peaches originated in China and were brought to the Middle East in pre-Christian times via the Silk Road. The Golden Queen is reputed to have first been grown in New Zealand in the garden of a Mrs Reeves in Tauranga. Velvety skinned peaches were once popular for bottling. The fruit can be ‘freestone’, where the flesh easily separates from the stone, or ‘clingstone’ varieties.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/0655/14
Photograph by Craig Simcox

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18782/golden-queen-peaches (accessed 20 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Marie Dawkins, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008