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ID this wild fruit tree

 
Steven Baxter
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What is it? I think its a plum.

I would like to get seeds from it and grow it. Does anyone know what type of plum it is? The fruit is a lettle larger than a cherry. I looked on the internet and found a few cherry plums that look similar. Wondering if someone could steer me in the right direction to find what type it is.

I'm pretty sure it was a volunteer many years ago. The fruit fell and new trees grew. So it is kinds like a wild stand of trees.
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I'd say plum. It has the stonefruit bark and leaves, but the fruit distribution on the tree is more like a plum, cherries having the long stems, etc. Have you tasted them, raw or cooked?
 
Steven Baxter
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I smelled and tasted it. Pretty sure it is plum. Would you know what variety plum?
 
                                
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I don't have a clue on the variety. If it's a seedling it is a new variety anyway. What color is the flesh?
 
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rockguy wrote:
I don't have a clue on the variety. If it's a seedling it is a new variety anyway. What color is the flesh?


reddish purple.
 
                                
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I'll bet it makes a good-looking jam!
 
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That looks just like my plum tree - sorry, I forgot what variety I planted.

Mine don't get a lot bigger than that but they are very sweet and there are TONS of them.  This year I put up several jars of plums packed in brandy with bit of raw sugar.

I also make a tart plum spread that I freeze.  I don't like to add a lot of sugar so that leaves out jams. 

Also have several bags of pitted plums in the freezer with a bit of raw sugar added.  I bake them into coffee cakes, puree and top on oatmeal, etc.
 
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Ya i need to go pick some. I also want to start some from seed.
 
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Looks like a Prunus americana to me....native to east central United States.

http://www.holoweb.com/cannon/wildplum.htm

 
Steven Baxter
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chcarlson wrote:
Looks like a Prunus americana to me....native to east central United States.

http://www.holoweb.com/cannon/wildplum.htm




Thanks, would make sense. It is growing wild out in the forest, although not all fruit trees in the forest are the "wild" variety.
 
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