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Prunus species


Fruits and Vegetables, Trees and Shrubs

Sour cherries, Prunus cerasus, are typically hardy to zone 3; sweet cherries, Prunus avium, perform inconsistently above zone 6, and are easily frost-damaged. Sour cherries also require longer periods of cold in winter, in order to set fruit. Prunus tomentosa, the Nanking cherry or bush cherry, is hardy to zone 2, and also produces sweet fruit. Propagation and cultural conditions are as for plum, etc. described above

Note that sour cherries are self-pollinating; sweet and Nanking cherries often are not

Prunus amygdalus, Prunus dulcis (almond)
Prunus armeniaca (apricot)
Prunus persica (peach, nectarine)
Prunus species (plum, damson)
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Prunus spinosa, Prunus mume (Japanese flowering apricot, blackthorn, sloe)

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