Cherries

Cherries

About Cherries

The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit). The cherry fruits of commerce are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially cultivars of the wild cherry, Prunus avium. The name 'cherry' also refers to the cherry tree, and is sometimes applied to almonds and visually similar flowering trees in the genus Prunus, as in 'ornamental cherry', 'cherry blossom.

Contributions by MPF, RJII, and Janus Shadowsong.