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Help identifying a fruit tree!

 
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I have two trees on the property we just bought this year that haven't been pruned in 12 years. It obviously wasn't baring fruit. My neighbors both said it used to bare fruit but neither could remember what type of fruit. I believe they are plum trees. What do y'all think?
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The split on the bark is going up and down the trunk vs horizontally like on most plants in the prunus sub-family. It's multi-stem which is not too common in the sub-family too.

 
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Bark looks very similar to my persimmons. I have the Japanese variety. They are last to leaf out in spring, and get green flowers with the first flush of leaves, fruit ready sept-oct. In florida.
 
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The first one looks a lot like an old peach tree, the second might be either apple or pear.
Ultimately the best way to find out is to smell the wood at a freshly cut branch, most fruit tree woods smell like what they are.

My persimmon trees grow far more upright than the first tree and they don't multi trunk like the second tree. (some apples will multi trunk)
 
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I think the last one is probably Cherry.
 
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Almost certain the last one is a cherry, looks like an ornamental though. The first one is not a tree I have ever seen, so I will guess it is NOT an Apple, cherry, quince or plum.
 
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I think it might be choke cherry. They have those horizontal markings on young trees. I always wanted to make some jelly, but never got around to it.

I think they are supposed to be toxic to livestock, but we had them in our pasture. The leaves I think.
 
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When the leaves and blooms come out. I’ll do an update! Thanks for all the help everyone.
 
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