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Post: #238504 Milims
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:47 pm

Today as I drove into the village I stopped to tell the farmer that one of his sheep had escaped - again :roll: and while there I asked if we could forage some of his greengages when they were ready in exchange for a couple of jars of jam of course. He said that we were very welcome to them but said that he knew them as horse plums and that his grandfather had planted them so that during harvest time the workers could pick and eat them as a snack. I thought that this was a lovely story but I'm left wondering if anyone else has heard of horse plums?
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Post: #238528 Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:02 am

No, but just wanted to say - Yippee!! :cheers: Greengage jam (with big lumps of fruit in) is about my all time fave jam. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #238538 MKG
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:48 am

Google only gives American Plum and Canadian Plum.

I checked with the oracle of north-east matters that is my mother (she's from those wild parts) and she's never heard of them.

No help here, then :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #245798 Archanejil
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:49 pm

Not horse plums, but I know that in some parts of Norfolk crab apples were sometimes referred to as horse apples. Maybe for similar reasons...?

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Post: #245865 The Riff-Raff Element
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:00 am

Archanejil wrote:Not horse plums, but I know that in some parts of Norfolk crab apples were sometimes referred to as horse apples. Maybe for similar reasons...?


...and in the part of Norfolk where I grew up, anything that wasn't a "proper" plum (ie Victoria-type) was called a Horse Plum.

Hang on, let's help Google:

"Horse Plum" was a name given to greegages, bullaces and other plums not of the Victoria type in Norfolk and probably in other parts of the UK

There.

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