Prunus avium (Sweet Cherry)
Colombia has seventeen native species of the genus Prunus, but this is not one of them. These cherries were being sold in the local market in Tunja and it did not taste good. The cherries were smaller than the U.S. variety, yet with the same size seed. Cherries are sold in some of the supermarkets from Chile and only recently the U.S. which is cheaper than the cherries from Chile. This class of imported cherry is considered expensive in Colombia. Photographed in the department of Boyaca.