Peach is a temperate fruit rich in proteins, sugar, minerals and vitamins. Introduction of the cultivated peaches into India probably took place in the latter half of the 19th century. Today, it is being grown in the midhill zone of the Himalayas extending from Jammu and Kashmir to Khasi hills 1,000—2.000 m above mean sea-level. It is also being grown to a limited scale in the hills of south India and in the north-eastern region of the country
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