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Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Fruit
According to Wikipedia American tank-driving soldiers will not eat apricots, allow apricots onto their vehicles and often will not even say the word apricot. This superstition stems from Sherman tank breakdowns purportedly happening in the presence of cans of apricots.
Persea americana (Lauraceae).
Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Fruit
A subtropical citrus fruit with white, pink and red pulps of varying sweetness.
The mango is indigenous to the Indian Subcontinent. It is sweet and depending on the cultivar can be pulpy.
Belongs to the Populus genus. This large deciduous tree has three native species to North American, Europe and Asian. It is also known as a poplar tree.
Commonly known as the Californian Redwood. They are native to the coastal region of California and in Oregon.
Native to north-western South America, this tree is known for it's sap - used for treating diarrhea, insect bites, inflammation and wounds.
Plants. Trachycarpus fortunei, commonly known as Chusan Palm, Windmill Palm or Chinese Windmill Palm is a palm native to central and eastern China, where it is one of the hardiest palm species in the world. The hemp or windmill palm is a fine evergreen Himalayan palm, medium-sized in gardens but ultimately 10-12m (33-40ft) after a century or so in a good climate. It is the hardiest of the trachycarpus species, and thrives in mild seaside gardens, where it flowers and seeds itself freely, adding tropical flair to planting schemes. Elsewhere it requires the shelter of a warm wall to protect it from frost and the cold winds which can shred its huge fan-shaped leaves. In cold gardens, it is best grown as a container plant. It grows to 15 m tall on a single stem up to 20-35 cm diameter. The trunk is very rough with the persistent leaf bases clasping the stem as layers of coarse fibrous material. It is a fan palm (Arecaceae under family Corypheae, tribe Livistoneae, subtribe Rhapidinae), with the leaves with the long petiole bare except for two rows of small spines, terminating in a rounded fan of numerous leaflets; each leaf is 140-190 cm long, with the petiole 60-100 cm long, and the leaflets up to 90 cm long with ragged drooping tips. Some specimens are seen with leaf segments having drooping and others straight tips. Both variations were formerly considered to be distinct species and received the names of Trachycarpus excelsa (stiff tips) and Trachycarpus fortunei (drooping tips). The latter species was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1860. Later both species were subsumed under the common name of Trachycarpus excelsa. As this name became invalid in 1931 the species adopted the current valid name of Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl. This palm was brought from Japan (Dejima) to Europe by the German physician Philipp Franz von Siebold in 1830 some 15 years before it became more commonly known as the Chusan Palm after Robert Fortune had brought some plants and seeds from China to England.
Practiced for centuries in China and Japan, bonsai is the reproduction of natural tree forms in miniature. Bonsai trees are living miniature trees which increase in beauty and value as they mature over the years. Bonsai (Japanese: 盆栽. Chinese: 盆景), is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees by growing them in containers. While mostly associated with the Japanese form, bonsai originated in China and was originally developed from Chinese penjing. In Western culture, the word bonsai is used as an umbrella term for both Japanese bonsai, Chinese penjing (盆景), and Korean bunjae (분재).
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