peach leaf curl

noun

Definition of peach leaf curl

: 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 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, "Planning to grow fruit trees? Start here," 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, "Glass Models of Decaying Fruit Set to Go on View After Two Decades in Storage," 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, "Winter is the time to get ahead of fruit tree problems," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of peach leaf curl

1888, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2019

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“Peach leaf curl.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peach%20leaf%20curl. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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