Peach (prunus persica) is the most important among the stone fruit and is temperate in nature. It is considered the native of China and probably developed in persia. It is traditional crop of Northern area of Pakistan and occupies the area of 4543 hectares with the production of 48284 tonnes. Quettea, Kalat, Peshawar, Swat valley and certain parts of Kohistan hills are the main growing area of peach. It is delicious in taste and attractive in flavour and aroma. It contains 10-14. percent sugar, 2 percent protein and rich in ascorbic acid. Vitamins A and B besides iron, phosphorus and calcium.
Izhar Farms has just taken an initiative of Peaches Production in Kalar Kahar region on experimental bases