peach leaf curl

noun

: leaf curl of the peach that is caused by a fungus (Taphrina deformans)

Examples of peach leaf curl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spray peach trees with approved fungicides to combat peach leaf curl and shothole. oregonlive, 3 Jan. 2022 Curled and disfigured leaves on peaches and nectarines are peach leaf curl, caused by a fungus. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 May 2022 Treat peaches four weeks after leaf fall spray for peach leaf curl and shothole diseases. oregonlive, 1 Nov. 2021 If leaves on peaches, nectarines and other stone fruits look curled and disfigured, that’s probably peach leaf curl, caused by a fungus. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 May 2021 Sulfur is a fungicide that controls fungal diseases like apple and pear scab and peach leaf curl. Kym Pokorny | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 28 Dec. 2020 However, most varieties of both are susceptible to a terrible disease called peach leaf curl, which destroys most of their leaves and severely limits fruit production. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, 11 Oct. 2019 The 20 or so specimens featured in the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s upcoming Fruits in Decay exhibition suffer from an array of ailments: among others, peach leaf curl, pear scab, gray mold, brown rot, blue mold and fire blight. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 29 Aug. 2019 Lime sulfur is a fungicide that controls fungal diseases like apple and pear scab and peach leaf curl. Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com, 7 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peach leaf curl was in 1888

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“Peach leaf curl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peach%20leaf%20curl. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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