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tree ID'd: wild plum

 
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We just moved to this property and I'm in the middle of move the cows to a new area when I came across this small fruit tree. I don't know what it is. I don't think I want to put my cows in front of it though.

Thanks for the help!
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Looks like a plum of some kind to me.
 
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Yep, probably wild plum.

 
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If it's a "wild" plum, how are the fruits taste wise? I cordoned off the area a bit from my cow's grazing paddock so she couldn't access the plum tree but she's reaching the outer branches with her tongue and enjoying it immensely. Oh well, I'm sure they'll be plenty left for myself.
 
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Kevin MacBearach wrote:If it's a "wild" plum, how are the fruits taste wise? I cordoned off the area a bit from my cow's grazing paddock so she couldn't access the plum tree but she's reaching the outer branches with her tongue and enjoying it immensely. Oh well, I'm sure they'll be plenty left for myself.



no way of knowing how they taste until they ripen and you eat them. plums are relatively variable, so you could have something delicious, or not particularly delicious. you've got a couple weeks of anticipation ahead of you.
 
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Definitely a plum of some sort, but I can't tell what to expect in terms of taste. If the fruits are fairly large (can't tell from the photo), then I would expect good flavour. If they are small sized they are more likely to be like damsons - which could still be OK for jams, but a bit sharp if eaten raw
 
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Interesting. I'll keep an eye on them. Thanks!
 
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Indeed looks like a plum of some sort. Notice the serrated ovate leaves. Many fruiting trees with edible fruits have leaves like this. Apple, cherry, etc.
 
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I just found out from the previous owner that it's an Asian plum with big nice quality fruits. Glad I kept the cows away from it!
 
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Kevin MacBearach wrote:I just found out from the previous owner that it's an Asian plum with big nice quality fruits. Glad I kept the cows away from it!



Score!!!

Save the pits and plant more. Then you'll have a whole grove. Won't that be awesome!
 
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