Abstract

A selected germplasm class of black chokecherry (Prunus virginiana L. var. melanocarpa (A. Nelson) Sarg. [Rosaceae]) has been released for urban landscaping enhancement plantings, range and mined land reclamation plantings, shelterbelts, windbreaks, and wildlife habitat enhancement plantings. Colorow Germplasm had the best performance out of 7 original chokecherry accessions. It had 100% survival, excellent vigor, heavy seed production, and very light wildlife use in regards to browsing. Colorow Germplasm has been evaluated extensively for more than 30 y in the Wyoming and Colorado western regions. The site of the seed source is near the proximity of the Roan Plateau and the Piceance Basin of western Colorado and eastern Utah. This area, along with southern Wyoming, is undergoing substantial disturbance from oil and gas development. Colorow Germplasm is the first commercially available release to the public of black chokecherry.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-4785
Print ISSN
1522-8339
Pages
pp. 11-14
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-02
Open Access
No
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