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Continuing on the bitter cherry (Prunus emarginata) theme: The yeast-like sac fungus Taphrina confusa induces witches’ brooms on several Prunus species. Although the western choke cherry (P virginiana) and Sierra plum (P subcordata) are most often infected, Leonard and … Continue reading
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By August, red drupes have formed from the white bitter cherry (Prunus emarginata) flowers discussed in my previous post (see “Bitter Cherry” on 03-17-19). Bitter cherry fruits are very bitter and astringent. I can attest to how unpalatable these pretty … Continue reading
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Bitter cherry (Prunus emarginata) is a native shrub or small tree found from British Columbia to Baja and east into the Rocky Mountain States. The two varieties of P emarginata are distinguished, in part, by their growth form: one more … Continue reading