Uses of peach The peach tree which is decideous(shed its leaves in winter) is probably one of the best known fruit tree throughout the country. Peach producers cater to three markets namely fresh-market where fruits are directly consumed, canning market these is about one of the largest markets in the world with regards to peach and processing market (Okie, 2008:3). In 2010 we exported11550 tons a ton being R14 084 our market being Europe and western Asia. We import 1077 tons while processing 97 320tons in 2010(DAFF, 2011).The peach is rich in vitamin A,C and a good source of energy and minerals (USDA,2002). Farmers are free to sell their peaches as they prefer at m... ... middle of paper ... ...ts present.
Apples have been grown and used for food since the early dawn of history. Charred remains found in Stone Age lake dwellings in central Europe show that prehistoric people ate apples. There are carvings of apples on ancient tombs and monuments in the Middle East. The apple appears often in myths and folklore of ancient civilizations. In Greek mythology Hercules traveled to the ends of the Earth to bring back the golden apples of Hersperides.
As a fruit which was easily stored through the winter, as well as being very beneficial to settlers’ health, apples were a main staple in early settlers’ diets. Despite the fact that apples were not initially from North America, and have been growing disease-free for centuries in their native habitats, the early settlers found that the long, hot summers and cold winters of New England grew apples unlike anywhere else in the world. New England apples are known not only for their unique blend of tart and sweet flavors, but also for their size and freshness. Apples can be grown farther North than any other tree fruit. The reason for this is that the tree blooms in late spring when it is unlikely that the blossoms will be harmed by frost.
1 Brief history of sugar beet The first references to the family of plants known as “Beta” can be found in Greek literature around 420BC. They were described as garden plants; dark and light varieties are mentioned. Sugar beet was first grown 2000 years ago originally for its leaves, which were probably the spinach or swiss chard of their day. Beet gradually spread throughout France and Spain, often in monasteries but also by peasant farmers. By the fifteenth century beet was grown all over Europe.
They were grown in Africa and Southwest Asia in the beginning and spread to Europe and Roman Empire. In Pakistan normally plain yellow colored and striped melons are found. Striped melon is usually sweet in taste but plain yellow can vary in taste. Melon fruit contains a lot of water (about 95% of the fruit) also rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium 15 mg. Melons are low in calories. They contain almost no fat or saturated fat.
As is frequently the case with common names, the term nettle is often used for plants that aren't nettles at all. In the Midwest, the plant known as Red Dead-Nettle is actually a member of the Mint Family and the Horse Nettle (which is poisonous) is actually a Nightshade (Seymour, 1997). The true nettles belong to the Urticaceae, also known as the Nettle Family. The Nettle Family is found worldwide and consists of about 45 genera and 700-1000 species. Most of the species are tropical and herbaceous (Walters and Keil, 1996).
Kingdom Plantae Order Sapindales Family Rutaceae Genus Aegle Corrêa Species Aegle Marmelos Binomial name Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr. Serr. The ripe fruit of bael is nutritious, sweet aromatic and very pleasant being highly esteemed and eaten by all classes of people (Charoensiddhi and Anuprung 2008). The fruit has excellent odor which is not affected even during processing, thus there is unused potential for processing bael into various products (Singh et al., 2014). The fully mature fruit is not much used in medicines.
Starking is a medium sized apple with red stripes on a green-yellow background that is harvested in mid-March. The stripes are sometimes poorly developed and russeting often occurs at the stem-end. Starking originated in the USA in the 1920s and is a mutation of Red Delicious. It was introduced to South Africa in the 1940s. The flesh is cream coloured and the texture is crisp.
Unlike the rough and deeply grooved surface usually associated with trees; my tree’s bark is smoother, and pimple like with sections scaling off in sheets. The actual trunk is only eight feet tall, and not very wide, but the height and span of the branches shoot out twice that size, making it top heavy. Although not an enormous tree, it dominates the nearby scenery. As the oldest and wisest vegetation, it demands seniority from the surrounding landscape. Over the course of one year, my apple tree takes on multiple faces, demonstrating the circle of life.
Cherries are in the genus Prunus along with apricots, peaches, and plums (The Columbia Encyclopedia Online, 2000). Cherry trees come in hundreds of varieties, but are derived from only a few species. There are two main species valued for their fruit, a couple of species are known for producing high quality wood or are grown as ornamentals. All species of cherry tree have varieties that are prized for their beautiful and aromatic flowers (www.botany.com, 2000). One of the cherries that bear edible fruit is known scientifically as Prunus avium.