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Family Icon Family: Rosaceae
Area Icon Area: Albania
Period Icon Period of Harvest: July - September
Categories: Herb Leaves

Prunus cerasus

Cherry leaves

Cherry is a medium sized tree with a rounder, more spreading habit than the erect sweet cherry. Kept <4.5 m in cultivation. Leaves elliptic with acute tips, mildly serrate margins, smaller than sweet cherry, with long petioles. Individual flowers are the same as for sweet cherry.

Sour cherry inflorescence buds usually produce 2-4 flowers, with long pedicels, as in sweet cherry. However, many are borne laterally on 1-year wood, not exclusively on spurs as in sweets. Spurs are shorter-lived on sour than sweet, gradually declining in productivity over 3-5 years.