A few standard fruit species such as hazelnut, chestnut and kiwifruit dominate the fruit production in Black Sea region of Turkey, while many other species for example cherry laurel (Laurocerasus officinalis Roem) both in natural ecosystems and in rural areas could be exploited for potential new foods, valuable natural compounds and derivatives. 1,7 this study twenty-two cherry laurel genotypes, previously selected from Black Sea region in Turkey were evaluated for molecular characteristics. 63 RAPD primers were used for PCR reactions, among which 17 showed reliable polymorphic patterns. The 17 random primers generated a total of 106 RAPD bands. The similarity matrix showed that the highest genetic similarity (0.117) was between 14K03 and 54K04 and the least (0.995) was between 52K01 and 28K08 genotypes. According to the results, RAPD analysis can be used for the characterization and grouping of cherry laurel genotypes.