National Geographic : 1911 Oct
Photo by Frank N. Meyer THE WILD PEACH OF CHINA, WHICH IS USED THERE AS A STOCK IOR STONE FRUITS A stock which will resist drought and cold is worthy of the serious consideration of peach growers; and this Chinese wild peach, which probably is in reality the progenitor of all our cultivated peaches, appears to be such a stock. Experiments are in progress which will prove what our peaches will do when they are furnished with the root system of this wild, hardy peach from the mountains of North China. Photo by P. H. Dorsett A YOUNG ORCHARD AT THE CHICO PLANT-INTRODUCTION GARDEN IN CALIFORNIA, EVERY TREE OF WHICH IS FURNISHED WITH THE ROOT SYSTEM OF THE WILD PEACH OF CHINA The statement has already been made that this is the earliest stock for stone fruits ever introduced into California. The orchard comprises plums, apricots, prunes, and almonds, as well as peaches, and will give an indication of the value to America of this new peach stock from the Orient.