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So, I have a tree in my garden that looks to me like it *might* be a plum tree.
 
It has yellowy-green, not-quite-ripe fruit on it that look and smell like plums.
It has reddy-brown bark and pointed-oval leaves around two inches long, with serrated edges.

There are pictures under the cut.











So - is it a plum tree, green-fingered people on my f'list?  (or indeed damson)
If it is a plum tree, but maybe an ornamental one, does that mean the fruit will be not poisonous just not as nice (i.e. I can happily try them to find out...), or should I still avoid it?

Date: 2011-08-10 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aiwendel.livejournal.com
I'd say plum or greengage :) Not sure which one though!
You can tell it is a prunus (cherry family) by leaves and bark (and fruit of course).

Date: 2011-08-10 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weebleflip.livejournal.com
Hehe - worth a try once they look ripe, then! Cheers :)

Date: 2011-08-10 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aiwendel.livejournal.com
greengages do stay green, but go a little yellowy and are very sweet. Hope it's a nice one whatever sort of plummy thing it is! :)

Date: 2011-08-10 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rinioth.livejournal.com
Greengage I think - ask the neighbor, maybe they have been taking the fruit from their side of the fence.

Date: 2011-08-10 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] briggsy.livejournal.com
Greengage I think. You'll find out when they ripen! Nice to have!

Date: 2011-08-11 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weebleflip.livejournal.com
Thanks, all :)Hopefully they'll be ripe in time for me to make use of some before going to France! I'm sure my housemate will if not.

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