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Plums

Post: #264971 sda
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:23 pm

I was out on a cycle, that included a towpath. There were a number of trees bearing a small plum about the size of a large cherry. Is it a wild plum or a particular type?

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Re: Plums

Post: #264972 GeorgeSalt
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:58 pm

Probably feral plums reverting back to their parentage (cherry plum, Prunus cerasifera, is a possible ancestor of the domestic plum), we found three or four trees on a cycle ride last weekend and picked about a pound.
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Re: Plums

Post: #264977 Thomzo
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:46 pm

What colour were they? I have a cherry plum, as mentioned by George, and they start yellow, ripening to deep red. They're delicious.

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Re: Plums

Post: #264982 sda
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:56 pm

Most are red, but some trees have yellow ones that are ripe. Having looked it up, they are the cherry plums and are edible without having to be cooked.

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Re: Plums

Post: #264993 The Riff-Raff Element
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:54 am

Sound like bullace plums. Well, that's what we used call them in Norfolk. Perfectly edible when fully ripe and make very good jam, but they are fiddly to stone

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Re: Plums

Post: #265038 sda
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:44 am

No, they're not bullace - definitely cherry plums.

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Re: Plums

Post: #265042 boboff
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:40 am

Ha! We used to have this argument in the Pub about 20 years ago, one would say Damsons, one Sloes, one plums!
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Re: Plums

Post: #265245 sda
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:46 pm

:roll: no, really, they are cherry plums, mostly, there are also a few Mirabelle plums and the other day I saw what looked like semi-ripe Victorias!

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Re: Plums

Post: #265261 boboff
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:51 am

Alright with your Eye's Raised smiley..

1. I was having a nice reminisecnce
2. If you are so clever why ask the bloomin question.

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Re: Plums

Post: #265312 MKG
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:48 am

Sound like potatoes to me.

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