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Product: Rose-related fruits

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   Rose-related fruits belong to the category Food crops

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ROSE-RELATED FRUITS - Cherries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, plums and nectarines

Cherry

Prunus avium (L.) L. (Rosaceae).

Given its scientific name, meaning bird cherry, by Carolus Linnaeus in 1755; Linnaeus originally described the sweet cherry as a variety of the sour cherry, Prunus cerasus L.

Native to Europe and North Africa.

Life form: long-lived tree.

Parts used: edible fruit.

Ploidy level: diploid.

Raspberry

Rubus idaeus L. (Rosaceae).

Given its scientific name by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753, the raspberry had many variations that he recognized.

Life form: perennial woody vine.

Parts used: edible fruit.

Ploidy level: diploid, many apomictic clonal forms.

  

Specimen from the Clifford Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London (Rubus idaeus L. - Raspberry)