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the Gulf states of the United States. Indeed, it has already grown and borne fruit in Massachusetts (42°N).11

As noted, this South American cherry has recently been introduced to New Zealand and also deserves greater attention in certain parts of southern Europe, including the shores of the Mediterranean, and perhaps South Africa and Australia. Trials are already under way in Sicily, where the tree is growing well.12


11 Where it holds its leaves into January and has survived intermittent temperatures of less than −20°C. Information from P. Del Tredici.
12 Information from A. Raimondo.


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