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Nectarine (Tree)

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  • Common Name: Nectarine (Tree)
  • Latin Name: Prunus persica, var. nectarina
  • Family Name: Rosaceae
Failing to pick up all the blossom from Nectarine trees will do no harm during the short season they are on the ground but don't offer as extra.

Nectarines are really just smooth-skinned peaches, and like peaches the stones from the Nectarine fruit contain cyanide and should be avoided.

The leaves, as they get older and wilt, produce a cyanic compound, so although your tortoise will come to no harm if he accidentally nibbles a few fallen leaves, it is wise to prevent him from doing so if possible. 

Flowers are usually pink, but white varieties do exist. 

See also *Nectarine (Fruit)* and *Peach (Tree) and Peach (Fruit)*
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