Are these greengages?

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Are these greengages?

Post: #281700 Marmalady
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:13 pm

We picked about 8 1/4 pounds of these small sweet greeny-gold plums today (and left many more on the tree, so might go back again another day!)

Are they greegages?
Or if not, what are they?
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Re: Are these greengages?

Post: #281706 diggernotdreamer
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:43 pm

Difficult to tell the size from your photo, they could be greengages, but as they are quite small they may be myrolaban plums

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Re: Are these greengages?

Post: #281708 Marmalady
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Yeah, sorry, i should have mentioned the size!

They are about the size of a cherry tomato - and are sweet enough to eat raw

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Re: Are these greengages?

Post: #281713 diggernotdreamer
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:52 am

I would say they are myrolaban plums then, used a lot as hedging and grow wild, they come in different colours, dark red, yellow, yellow flushed with red, the bushes or trees sometimes have spines on them

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Re: Are these greengages?

Post: #281716 Marmalady
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:01 am

Thanks :)
The trees didnt have thorns and were probably escapees from a nearby garden as there was at least one large one in there alongside some apple trees

Someone else has suggested they might be Mirabelles
Will have to visit the tree in blossom time to see if that helps in the identification!

Think i will play safe and just call the resultant jam "Golden Plum Jam" when offered for sale

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Re: Are these greengages?

Post: #281722 Marmalady
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:11 pm

The jam is delicious!

But sadly didnt stay yellow like the plums - a nice orangy-red tho


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