cyanogenic glycosides
Flower Color:
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fields, ornamental, gardens, orchards

Time of Greatest Risk


Geographical Distribution

Peach distribution - United States

Related Species


Prunus persica

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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
Peach toxic components horse
The seeds of P. persica fruit are very toxic, containing up to 8% 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.