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Fruit identification help needed.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bainbridge, 20 Jul 2021.

  1. bainbridge

    Mobster

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    What fruit is this?

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    There's dozens dropping onto our patio at the rear end of our back garden from several overhanging frees behind which grow in a small wooded area.

    They're quite small and about the size of a large grape, but spherical. They also have a bum cleft like a peach:

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    I cut one in half and it does contain a stone:

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    I wouldn't mind gathering some and making a crumble or tart (not that I've made a tart or crumble before). I bit into one and spat it out, it tastes a bit like a plum and has a similar consistency, but not quite as sweet, though it is a sweet and pleasant taste

    My googling doesn't seem up to scratch this evening, can someone tell me what it is and if it's safe to eat?
     
  2. Jokester

    Don

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    Looks like a plum.
     
  3. Eddie

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    Plum.
     
  4. bainbridge

    Mobster

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    The only plums I've eaten are oval and purple. Are you sure?
     
  5. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    Google image lookup concurs.
     
  6. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

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    Looks like a plum.
     
  7. VaderDSL

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  8. tom_e

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  9. dLockers

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    Looks like either an acorn or a pine cone?
     
  10. dLockers

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    Another example where "source: me" is not the right source, nor the right number of sources :p
     
  11. EGuitarStar

    Mobster

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    Poisonous plum.
     
  12. SkodaMart

    Mobster

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    Another vote for plum
     
  13. Malevolence

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  14. Hotwired

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  15. bainbridge

    Mobster

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    Thanks guys. I was barking up the wrong tree with my googling and searching for peach and nectarine based fruits.

    I've just eaten one and it's delicious. I'm sure they were all green about a week ago, now they're suddenly all ripe and dropping, so I'm going to be out there tomorrow on my WFH dinner break picking plums!

    Any ideas for an easy treat to make with them?
     
  16. Eddie

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    Make some jam?
     
  17. NoobCannon

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    winnor
     
  18. dave28

    Wise Guy

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    hybrid plum maybe
     
  19. Dis86

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    Didn't realise plums were such a rarity in Bristol!
     
  20. ~>Dg<~

    Caporegime

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    they are really nice to just eat or make jam with em.