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Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
just retired to 1/2 acre in Topanga
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cgrooms
Feb 11, 2016 8:56 AM CST
we just moved to a new home and one of our fruit trees is starting to flower. what is it? Plum?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 11, 2016 8:58 AM CST
Welcome! cgrooms!! Lovely blossoms.
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JRsbugs
Feb 11, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Welcome!

It certainly looks like Prunus, the closest I have found is Prunus incisa 'Mikinori'.

http://www.deeproot.co.uk/pbo/plantdetail.php?plantname=Prun...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Prunus+incisa+'Mikinori'&t...

The flowers on your tree come directly from a stub on the branch, the flowers I linked to appear to hang from a stem. Apricot flowers come from a stub, where do you live? I have a cold climate Apricot tree, the fruits are only suitable for jam or cooking.
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jmorth
Feb 11, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Welcome to the site @cgrooms! Janet, above post, is one of the best identifiers in the world ... legendary status.
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JRsbugs
Feb 11, 2016 10:53 AM CST
*Blush* I edited my post to clarify.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Prunus+incisa+'Mikinori'&t...

The flowers look to be more like Apricot or Peach, the fruits will tell.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=peach+tree+flowers&biw=144...
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Feb 11, 2016 1:01 PM CST
I think the blooms look like peach. Wondering where you are with blooms already? Smiling
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Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
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cgrooms
Feb 11, 2016 3:03 PM CST
thank you all. i live in Topanga Canyon. West of downtown los Angeles. i am about 4 miles from the pacific ocean. 1600' elevation.

i am looking forward to many happy hours with my new garden and the forum here.

we have about 20 mature fruit trees on 1/2 acre. most of the trees are on a slope and need some work to make them easy to water in a basin. water is very expensive here. they decreased the baseline water amount 35% last summer. over baseline the rate about doubles.

i am a city boy that has moved to the country and loving it. photos taken from the porch.

Carl
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Feb 11, 2016 5:03 PM CST
Welcome! cgrooms Lucky you! It won't be long before you will know what kind of fruit you have.

Nice pictures! If you would like to show off your bird pictures, we have a fun thread! Everyone would love seeing them. The thread "Bird photos - February 2016" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

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Name: ursula
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Mutisia
Feb 11, 2016 7:53 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP, Carl and ..... CONGRATULATIONS: you found a beautiful place to live and the best gardening site!
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 11, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Wonderfull photos. Welcome to ATP. Smiling Oh I forgot the blooms. Looks like apple blossom to me.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Feb 14, 2016 3:22 PM CST
It looked like an apple to me also. Apples leaf out and then bloom. Peaches, cherries, etc. bloom and then leaf out.

We need some input from cgrooms. Photos of the trunk, the branching and the entire tree would help too. Smiling

Daisy
Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
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cgrooms
Feb 15, 2016 7:44 AM CST
wider shots. does this help?




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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Feb 15, 2016 4:23 PM CST
Do you blooms have a fragrance?
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sooby
Feb 15, 2016 4:59 PM CST
Almond maybe?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=almond+flowers&client=safari&...
Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
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cgrooms
Feb 15, 2016 5:40 PM CST
no fragrance. i guess i will know for sure in a few weeks.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Feb 15, 2016 5:54 PM CST
I'm thinking its an almond. We still don't know where you live but the almonds are in full bloom in Almond Country, California.
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 15, 2016 8:19 PM CST
You two are right that its an Almond. I agree
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Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
just retired to 1/2 acre in Topanga
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cgrooms
Feb 15, 2016 10:53 PM CST
Daisyl here is what i said above "i live in Topanga Canyon. West of downtown los Angeles. i am about 4 miles from the pacific ocean. 1600' elevation. "

Almonds? i have eaten plenty but never seen the fruit. that should be fun to watch. the tree is small but right at the corner of our deck. i am afraid i will have to move it at the end of the season.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 16, 2016 12:49 AM CST
Sorry cgrooms. Now that you say that, I do remember that you did tell us where you live. Sighing! Could you update your info corner so my brain doesn't have to work too hard on this?.

Almonds are fun because they are in the same genus as peaches. If that is an almond that the birds planted for you, taste with caution. It may be so bitter that it turns your head inside out. Smiling

Daisy
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Feb 16, 2016 8:22 AM CST
Daisy's description is right!

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