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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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breeder, Scorza located a Japanese ornamental peach tree having a columnar shape but fruit too small to sink your teeth into.
In the fall of 1998 and spring of 1999, cooperators planted the columnar peach trees in orchards in New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Michigan.
It is seen as a sudden collapse and death of peach trees in the spring, usually when the tree is between 3 and 7 years old.
Peach ringspot disease, caused by Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV), has probably been a problem ever since peach trees were first planted in California, around the turn of the century.
However, simply interplanting peach trees with apple trees has also been found to curb pests.
ask Diarmuid I have a peach tree that bears fruit, but the leaves are being attacked by something that turns the edge of them red.
percent of New Jersey's peaches are grown, there are over 300 acres of Sentry peach trees, according to Jerome Frecon, an agriculture agent for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of the New Jersey Experiment Station.
He and plant breeder Okie have developed a way to screen young peach trees for resistance, and they've found differing levels among varieties.
However, this may be easier now that Scorza and his coworkers have discovered a single gene that appears to control dormancy in peach trees.
In order to obtain a high productive efficiency of peach trees, three systems of plant crown conduction (Central Leader, Y-shape and Vase) were compared regarding the efficiency of absorption of solar radiation in order to identify the system of conduction that provides greater absorption of solar radiation and its effects on the production of the 'Eldorado' and 'Jubileu' cultivars.
Thanks to nearly 20 species of peach trees that stagger the blooming period between early and late March, the flowers are expected to last until early April.
Contract Awarded For Peach Trees Swimming Access (Platform)