A dark grey to green dye can be obtained from the fruit.Wood - hard, insect resistant. Used for furniture, musical instruments etc, It is also a good fuel.
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Plants have tolerated temperatures down to about -22°c in Massachusetts, N. America. This species is closely related to P. serotina, but it has larger edible fruits. A fast growing and vigorous species, it can fruit in its third year from seed. Trees have a very low chilling requirement and are adapted to grow in warm winter areas where true cherries are unable to fruit. They are cultivated in C. America, from Mexico to Peru, for their edible fruit. There are some named varieties. 'Ecuadorian' has large sweet fruit and is a heavy cropper. 'Fausto' has large sweet fruit and is a good cropper. 'Harriet' is a dwarf tree with large fruit. 'Hauchi Grande' has large mild-flavoured fruit and is a very heavy cropper. Most members of this genus are shallow-rooted and will produce suckers if the roots are damaged.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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