Larsen, R. Paul Tree Fruit Research Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
Graves, Arthur H. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut.
Davis, Kenneth P. School of Forestry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Szkolnik, Michael Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology-Plant Pathology Laboratory, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, New York.
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A type of sweet or sour fruit of the Prunus genus, as well as the tree that bears the fruit. Cherry trees belong to the Prunus genus in the order Rosales, and the sweet and sour fruits of these trees are called cherries (Fig. 1). There are cultivated and wild varieties of cherries. See also: Fruit; Fruit, tree; Rosales
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