Fruit Breeding: Tree and Tropical Fruits (1996)
Peach Hybrids
Ralph Scorza and Wayne B Sherman

TABLE 3. Prunus Species Reported as Hybrids With Peach and Peach Species:
(A) Closely Related to Peach Producing Fertile Hybrids; (B) Distantly Related, Generally Producing Sterile Hybrids.
Species Hybrida Common name Origin
A. Hybrids Mostly Fertile
P. amygdalus Batsch d,m,p Almond SW Asia
P. davidiana (Carr.) Franch. k,p Mountain peach, Shan tao N China
P. ferganensis (Kost & Riab) Kov. & Kost p Xinjiang tao NE China, S. USSR
P. kansuensus Rehd. d,p Wild peach, Kansu tao NW China
P. persica (L.) Batsch d,f,k,m Peach, maotao China
B. Hybrids Mostly Sterile
P. americana Marsh. p American plum USA
P. armeniaca L. d,p Apricot Asia
P. besseyi Bailey d,p Western sand cherry N USA, Canada
P. brigantina Vill. p Briancon apricot France
P. cerasifera Ehrh. d,p Myrobolan plum W Asia
P. cerasus L. p Sour cherry W Asia, SE Europe
P. domestica L p European plum W Asia, Europe
P. hortulana Bailey p Wild plum C USA
P. japonica Thunb. p Chinese bush cherry, Korean bush cherry China
P. munsoniana Wight & Hedr. p Wild Goose plum C USA
P. nigra Ait. p Canadian plum N USA, Canada
P. pumila L. p Eastern sandcherry N USA
P. salicina Lindl. f,p Japanese plum China
P. simmonii Carr. p Simon's plum N China
P. spinosa L. p Sloe Europe, W Asia, N Africa
P. tenella (=nana) Batsch d,p Siberian almond SE Europe, W Asia
P. tomentosa Thumb. p Chinese bush cherry, Manchu cherry
N&W China, Japan
P. virginiana L. p Choke cherry N USA, Canada
Source: From Scorza and Okie (1990).
aCode for peach species used as parent: d=davidiana; f=ferganensis; k=kansuensis; m=mira; and p=persica