Scientific Name:
Prunus persica
cyanogenic glycosides
Flower Color:
fields, ornamental, gardens, crops, ornamental

Geographical Distribution

Peach distribution - United States


Prunus persica

Nectarines, Plums
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Peach (Prunus persica) is a small tree which is grown worldwide for its orchard fruits or an ornamental in gardens. It produces pink or white blossoms which bloom in the spring, before new leaves appear and fleshy fruit which are edible to humans.

Toxic components
Poultry Peach Toxins
The seeds of the peach fruit are very toxic, containing up to 8 percent cyanogenic glycosides. The leaves, flowers, bark and seeds also contain varying quantities of amygdalin, a cyanogenic glycoside. The toxicity increases in young leaves and leaves that are damaged or stressed from frost, storms, drought or seasonal wilting.