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Black Cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.)

  • C. A. Maynard
  • K. Kavanagh
  • H. Fuernkranz
  • A. P. Drew
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 16)


The genus Prunus comprises approximately 400 species of trees and shrubs. Many species and cultivars are grown for their edible fruits, while others are planted for their ornamental value. Approximately 25 species are native to the United States, and of these 18 reach tree size. Black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) is the only member of this genus with commercial importance as a timber species in the United States (Fowells 1965).


Northern Hardwood Prunus Species Black Cherry Prunus Dulcis Tree Improvement Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Maynard
    • 1
  • K. Kavanagh
    • 2
  • H. Fuernkranz
    • 3
  • A. P. Drew
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ForestrySUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Department of Forest SciencesOregon State University CorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologySUNY Health Sciences CenterSyracuseUSA

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