[NAFEX] Ranking shade-tollerance of Prunus

Steven Covacci filtertitle at aol.com
Sat Dec 3 18:46:36 EST 2011

The following is my preliminary list ranking shade-tollerance of these orchard species of Prunus

Most tolerant: European plum (P. x domestica)
Next: sour cherry (P. cerasus)
Next: apricot (P. armeniaca; P. mandschurica)
Next: wild plums (P. americana; etc.)
Next: sweet cherry (P. avium) 
Least: pin cherry (P. pennsylvanica) & beach plum (P. maritima) - just like pear and apple

Does this sound right?


1. Is sour cherry a little more shade-tolerant than apricot?
2. etc.

I assume pomegranate is less shade-tolerant then fig?



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