Peach blossom flowers range in color from very light pink - which can appear almost white or gray - to red and lavender, depending on the cultivar. These flowers are native to China and have been cultivated there for over 2500 years. Peach Blossoms made their way to Greece in 300 BC by way of Persia, hence the source for the Peach’s species name Prunus Persica. In the 1500s the peach tree made its way to the U.S. via French and Spanish explorers. California is currently the largest producer of Peach Blossoms in the U.S., and the second and third largest producers of Peach Blossoms are South Carolina and Georgia.
Peach Blossom Spring Fable
This fable was written by Tao Yuanming (陶淵明) in 421 CE about how peach blossoms symbolized the idea of utopia and that these people lived in an ethereal world and led an ideal existence of harmony and nature. Also, how there is this idea of an ideal world outside of the world we currently know.
Random Peach Blossom Facts and Events
The peach blossom flower was voted in as a symbol of Delaware on March 9th, 1895, but it was not adopted as the actual state flower until 58 years later. This was triggered by the fact that Delaware was often called the "peach state" due to its large amounts of peach tree orchards, which at their peak contained a combined amount of over 800,000 peach trees.
Peach blossom luck is an interesting feng shui formula that can be applied when one is looking for love.
In China, the peach tree holds mystical properties thought to bring good luck, abundance, protection, fertility, and affection. In Japan and China it is customary for brides to carry peach blossoms in her bouquet.
Ways to Indulge
You can do various things to enjoy this day like eat a peach, plant a peach tree, travel to places that have Peach Blossoms blooming in the spring, and go to Peach Blossom themed events or festivals.
As always a day cannot be celebrated properly without commemorating it with pictures #peachblossomday - pictures or it didn’t happen.