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Several years ago I planted a "fruit cocktail tree" in my food forest garden. Well it appears that only one graft survived, or at least only one has thrived, although there are a few small shoots near the bottom of the tree.

for a long time we wondered what it might be ..as it could be plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines...and it actually had a few fruits on it this spring.

We had a critter climb it and break the top half off of it this spring..dang..and knocked nearly all the fruit off of it..but we have had one ripen..

and Walla!!! it was a bit bigger than a golfball, red with yellow flesh plum...clingstone..(unfortunately) but very very sweet and lovely flavor.

Ron is so excited as he loved the flavor of the plum..but I'm not really familiar with plums (i have other plums growing but they haven't born yet..one is a Mount Royal (purple) one is a plum from a neighbor, also purple but very small fruit with huge pits..and 3 are American wild plums..probably also not the best..

but this one is a beautiful eating out of hand plum.

I need to learn a bit more of how to prepare and put up this type of plum, as I'm not a plum person. But I have all year to figure it out as it only bore ONE plum and we ate it.
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