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Monday, November 16, 2015

Black Cherries - 'Prunus serotina' - fam: Rosaceae

Prunus serotina, commonly called, Black Cherry, Wild Black Cherry, Rum Cherry, or Mountain Black Cherry, is a woody plant species belonging to the genus Prunus. The species is widespread and common in North America and South America.

The fruit of Prunus serotina is suitable for making jam, and cherry pies, and has some use in flavouring liqueurs; they are also a popular flavouring for sodas and ice creams. The black cherry is commonly used instead of sweet cherries, Prunus avium, to achieve a sharper taste. It is also used in cakes, which include dark chocolate, such as a Black Forest gateau and as garnishes for cocktails.

The wood of Prunus serotina is also used for cooking and smoking foods, where it imparts a unique flavour. 1

REFERENCE: 1 - Wikipedia - Prunus Serotina.


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