peach leaf curl

noun

Definition of peach leaf curl 

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

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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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