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peach,

n Prunus persica; parts used: bark, kernel oil, leaves, seeds; uses: bark and leaves anthelmintic, astringent, antifungal, diuretic, insomnia, cough, constipation, minor skin conditions, peach pits (under the product name, Laetrile) are the source for the controversial and dangerous cancer treatment; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; pits can cause cyanide poisoning. Also called
amygdalin, Laetrile, or
vitamin B-17.

peach

the fruiting tree of the genus Prunus and the family Rosaceae. The leaves and pips of this and other members of the family contain cyanogenetic glycosides and are potentially poisonous. Engorgement on the fruit may cause lactic acidosis and in occasional cases an entire fruit lodges in the esophagus and obstructs it. Called also Prunus persica.
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As can be seen in Figure 2a, for a clear day (April 15), there was a progressive increase (9am to 12) in absorbed solar radiation (Rabs) by the peach tree using the Central Leading (LC) conduction system, This was the period with the highest incidence of solar radiation (Rs = 680 W [m.
Therefore, a parallel and / or alternating influence of the different thermal levels on dormancy should not be disregarded in evaluations or development of agrometeorological models for peach tree in mild climate conditions.
The mayor confirmed that Peach Tree Landscaping has notified him the business is exercising its option to end the county's $15,000 annual lease for a convenience center, unless the county buys the property.
Hale peach tree because it is a freestone variety that you like, but with space for only one tree, and this pick requiring a pollinator, a better selection may be Halehaven, which is also freestone but is not as reliant on pollination from another source for fruit production.
QWe have a seven-year-old peach tree which has never produced any fruit.
On the train to Lower Peach Tree, Alabama, he comes to the attention of that town's leading citizen, the Judge.
Atlanta residents love the peach tree so much they've named 100 streets and countless businesses after it.
Having developed the product, the next job was to commission suitable packaging and the company put their trust in National Flexible Ltd, tel:0113-253 2442, who worked with the designers Peach Tree of Shrewsbury to come up with a glossy black metallized foil sachet depicting tumbling croutons in full colour.
Peach Tree has Wampler singing in a sari while two Indian musicians play their instruments.
Printed in the program, the text refers to the many blossoms shaken from a "half concealed" peach tree and asks: "Will we ever see the others again?