With the establishment of the ‘Friends of the Peach Museum’  not for profit  profit Association (at Imola, Bologna), the first action began for the establishment of an International Peach Museum, which will involve various institutions and entrepreneurial realities in the agricultural Italian world, in addition to DiSAA: the Confucius Institute of the University of Milan (Milano), the Alma Mater University of Bologna, Chinese scientific institutions, the CRPV of Cesena (FC), which brings together the most important Italian fruit and vegetable organizations, as well as other agricultural entrepreneurs. The purpose of the Association is to promote the set up of a museum where the botanical, geographical, agronomic and finally economic history of this important species (peach) is valued, as well as other stone fruit crops (apricot, cherry, plum). Specifically, the most significant reality that we intend to enhance is a collection of peach genetic material (PeachRefPop), resulting from a previous European project (Fruitbreedomics). This collection is planted in Imola (BO), and is part of a European network involving French, Greek and Spanish researchers.


  • Link to Additional informations:
  • Design and realization of the multi-site PeachRefPop collection.. [pdf];
  • Origine genetica del pesco.. [pdf].