Larsen, R. Paul Tree Fruit Research Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
English, W. Harley Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, California.
Last reviewed:January 2021
- Propagation and culture
- Production and economic importance
- Plum and prune diseases
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Any of various smooth-skinned stone fruits grown on shrubs or small trees (genus Prunus, order Rosales). Plums are widely distributed in all land areas of the North Temperate Zone, where many species and varieties are adapted to different climatic and soil conditions. See also: Fruit; Fruit, tree; Horticultural crops; Rosales
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