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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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Outsourcing billing to Zotec Partners means that we will handle the entire process of collecting Peach Tree Radiology's money, while allowing the group to concentrate on its business.
The Peach Tree is in a newly-renovated area of Shrewsbury, alongside the river.
Historical evidence points to a peach tree at the American Indian village of Standing Peachtree, Auchmutey writes.
The team's field trials using MaxQ as a preplant cover crop have so far found that peach trees planted after the cover crop are larger than those planted in soil that is not fumigated.
My 40-foot yard has a dwarf peach tree, a cherry tree, pie cherry bushes, a five-fruits-on-one grafted tree that produces plums, nectarines, peaches, apricots.
The rows of grapes can be surveyed from the parking lot, the gnarled old vines as thick as peach tree trunks.
Then a passing stranger gives the lad some magic beans, which he spills near a barren peach tree in the garden.
The men that like to hunt and be out ginsenging and will be all over the woods," said Robert Allen of Peach Tree.
Richard Noble, pictured with a blossoming peach tree that virtually filled his parents' greenhouse at Miller Hill, Denby Dale, was given a seedling five years earlier by a neighbour, Mrs J Whittle.
Other locations will open this year in Texarkana, Jonesboro and Bentonville and outside the state in Atlanta and Peach Tree, Ga.
There is a saying that no gardener should be required to prune his own peach tree.
Also, we have an apricot tree that, in the past six years, has given fruit only once and a peach tree that needs help.