Prunus × rossica

Prunus × rossica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus subg. Prunus
Section: Prunus sect. Prunus
P. × rossica
Binomial name
Prunus × rossica

Prunus × rossica, the Russian plum, is a hybrid cultigen between cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera) and Chinese or Japanese plum (Prunus salicina). It is of commercial importance in the European Russia, and there are many cultivars developed there, such as 'Gek', 'Desertnaya', 'Kubanskaya Kometa', 'Obilnaja'.[1]

In the US, a few cultivars have also been developed, such as Sprite Cherry-Plum[2] and Delight Cherry-Plum.[3]

The South African cultivar 'Methley' is also a cultivar of P. × rossica.[4]


  1. ^ Eremin, G.V. (2006). "Prunus rossica (Rosaceae), a new hybridogenous species". Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 91 (9): 1405–1410.
  2. ^ "Sprite Cherry-Plum Interspecific Plum". Dave Wilson Nursery. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  3. ^ "Delight Cherry-Plum Interspecific Plum". Dave Wilson Nursery. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  4. ^ Boonprakob, Unaroj; Byrne, David H.; Graham, Charles J.; Okie, W. R.; Beckman, Thomas; Smith, Brian R. (2001-07-01). "Genetic relationships among cultivated diploid plums and their progenitors as determined by RAPD markers". Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 126 (4): 451–461. doi:10.21273/JASHS.126.4.451. ISSN 2327-9788.

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