Since the 19th century, CHERRY ROCHER directly cultivates a vast orchard of 6,000 cherry trees of several varieties at the heart of the Ardèche region.
Our in-depth arboriculture experience is beneficial for selecting raw materials purchased from different production areas. This ensures the origin and quality of all our products.
The peach is another fruit from the Rosaceae family, which belongs to the Prunus persica botanical genus and is rich in vitamins A, PP and in potassium.
The peach tree is a small tree with long, toothed leaves, closely related to the almond tree.
Peach trees originate in China. Confucius mentioned them in one of his books in the 1st century BCE, and they also appear on engravings dating back to the 10th century BCE.
The Chinese still produce many different varieties today.
In France, in 1695, Girardot initiated peach tree growing on espaliers placed in front of white walls, which were used as heat reflectors. Several hundred varieties have been listed to date, including:
– Pavie, with its yellow flesh
– Amsden, with its white flesh
– Grosse Mignonne, with deliciously-flavoured fruit
– Hale’s Early
– Reine des Vergers
– Téton de Vénus
– Wild peach
Peach trees should not be planted near almond trees as these two species can create hybrids which would produce bitter almonds.
Cherry Rocher uses several of these varieties of peaches, in particular the wild peach variety, and quests for fruit that bears the most powerful aromatic notes.