2.5-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Peaches Found in China

A team of paleontologists has found 8 fossil peach endocarps, or pits, in the late Pliocene Ciying Formation in Kunming, China, whose morphological characters are identical to modern peaches. The discovery provides important evidence for the origins and evolution of the modern fruit. Peach (Prunus persica) is a universally known tree fruit with an annual [...] —> Read More