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David Livingston
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I wonder if folks could help me Identify these plums . I know the yellow one is a greengage/ Reine claude

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leila hamaya
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pretty tricky, especially without tree pics, and theres lot of plum varieties, as far as named cultivars. so this is just a wild guess.

the bottom red ones look like a kind of prunus cerasifera, the wild cherry plum, also called myrobalan. the really tiny ones actually look more like wild black cherry. the dark blue ones seem similar to damsons. again just some wild guesses.
 
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Unfortunetly the trees all look the same- a compleat mess ! Full of bramble and suckers . None are very large . Here is an unhelpful pic lol
The smallest are more likley to be cherry plums . They are the right size and are very productive like cherrys One tree has already given me 8kg without trying .
Not sure any are damsons as I thought they were oval
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David Livingston wrote: Unfortunetly the trees all look the same- a compleat mess ! Full of bramble and suckers . None are very large . Here is an unhelpful pic lol
The smallest are more likley to be cherry plums . They are the right size and are very productive like cherrys One tree has already given me 8kg without trying .
Not sure any are damsons as I thought they were oval
David


pretty =) i like plants all cluttered and growing into each other like that.

yeah, youre right damsons do tend to be a bit bigger and oval. but they are one of the grandmother plums, ancient, and probably have some of their genetic descendants in a lot of european plums. ah like i said, just a wild guess - they are closer to damsons than many

yeah i think those tiny ones are actually black cherry.
prunus cerasifera, myrobalan plums do tend to be small bushy trees and their leaves are a bit more fat and round than our other wild plum around here...theres a LOT of variations of prunus cerasifera, some yellow, some red, some both...but thats my best guess for that red one you have pictured.
 
Rebecca Norman
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If they are seedling plums, they grew themselves from seeds, and would not be a named variety. In that case you can name them yourself, if they are worthy of a name!
 
Scarlet Hamilton
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Hi,

I too have an un-identified plum tree. Last year when I moved into my current location the tree produced a few plums that looked a bit like the small red ones at the bottom in the pic but bigger. This year because the tree has been left un pruned there are masses of small plums (a lot smaller than last year) and they look exactly like the red ones at the bottom.
 
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