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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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In the second phase of the project, the researchers are focused on identifying specific levels of water stress that peach trees can tolerate and teasing out relationships between that stress and canopy temperatures.
The presence of a distinct mycelial fan formation at the base of peach trees suggests that the disease is caused by Armillaria species.
Skinny peach trees under evaluation in experimental orchards across the United States and three other countries could give homeowners two for the price of one -- an attractive, space-saving tree plus sweet and juicy, full-size peaches.
California's climate provides an idyllic setting for peach trees, which require a chilling season followed by warmer days combined with rich soil and adequate water to produce the most flavorful fruit.
Reluctantly, Dredd mentors Anderson and they head to the Peach Trees megablock, home to 60,000 impoverished denizens, to investigate reports of a triple homicide.
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.
Freeman who won an Oscar in 2005 for his role in Million Dollar Baby, lives near Charleston with his wife, Myrna, on a 126-acre ranch with a main house, peach trees and horse stables
But now the patch is full of apple, plum and peach trees, herbs, vegetables and flowers.
Spray nectarine and peach trees, right, to prevent peach leaf curl disease.
Ma and Pa had cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, plum trees, mulberry trees, a huge black raspberry patch, and an enormous garden each year.
A: As far as increasing fruit production is concerned, you should know that peach trees are heavy feeders and benefit from at least two fertilizations per year.
Like peach trees in bloom, plus litchi and apricot flavors.