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PEACH

Prunus spp.

Prunus spp. of the family Rosaceae, including at least Prunus aganopersica, Prunus andersoni, Prunus caroliniana, and Prunus persica. In addition to that, there are another 30 or so species from about 20 genera that ALSO have the word peach as all or part of one or more of their common names, so there's a lot of room for confusion. Unless otherwise specifically stated, the pics on this page were just listed as peach.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of common peach / Prunus persica --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. This species is also known as Chinese peach.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of common peach / Prunus persica --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of peach / Prunus persica --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


first face and the end grain of a sample of peach / Prunus spp. This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION B


the second face, before and after slicing off 1/8" showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above.



The following two sides of a stick and the end grain shots were contributed to the site by Steve Bellinger. Steve cut these himself from a peach tree and took the pics to share with us. He took each pic with the wood dry and then moistened it and took new pics. Thanks Steve. Steve then contributed the piece to the site and I took my own pics, shown below Steve's.


first stick dry and wet


second stick dry and wet


end grain closeup of stick 1, dry and wet


both sides of a sample plank of peach --- HUGE enlargements are present. This is the sample contributed to the site by Steve Bellinger from the Wood Barter forum, with his pics of it directly above.


the same piece moistened for the pics


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

end of pics of Steve's piece

web pics:


moistened log section


log cross-section


planks


planks listed as peach / Prunus perscia


turning stock, waxed


bowl blanks, probably waxed but I'm not sure


pen blanks --- probably all have been moistened for the pics; the last image was specifically stated to be of moistened blanks


scales


peach duck call made and photographed by Steve Bellinger. Thanks Steve.