Vegetables and Fruit forum: plum or apricot?

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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Apr 6, 2012 9:20 AM CST
I have a plum bush that blooms very early and produces cherry sized fruit with a red/orange skin, apricot colored flesh and a small pit. Some of the older (man, these guys are really old if they're older than me!) folks call them apricots. They make a tart, self gelling jelly that is particularly nice for toast in the middle of a long cold winter. Would anyone have an idea what this is? I'm in zone 5a and won't get any this year as they bloomed during the heat wave in March and have succumbed to the frosts in April.


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twitcher
Apr 7, 2012 1:12 AM CST
Kathleen, Lots of possibilities, but one such would be a beach plum, although normally purple. There are also other color variants of the fruit, most notably a yellowish one. Can you post some pictures of the foliage when the leaves open fully? If it is flowering, some good closeups of the flowers would also be helpful.

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